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embroideryCollage

Things have been quiet on the blog as I've been experimenting a lot with embroidery and my photos of the urban landscape. This random, collage style appeals to me and I love how I can embroider in between weaving projects. When I can't weave, I can always take a piece of embroidery along with me. I've been especially inspired by the work of Tilleke Schwarz and Michael Brennand-Wood, both of whom I was able to meet this past month. Both of these artists create works that incorporate seemingly random bits from their lives or things they come across. To create meaning from disconnected things really excites me. I've been sharing my process more on instagram and I've been thinking about starting a daily embroidery tumblr. I think it would be interesting to see if I can capture a feeling, practice a technique or even create a larger piece by doing one embroidery a day.