The Hand Stitch as Brush Stroke

In quilting, the Wabi Sabi sentiment allows us to set aside perfection and focus on the organic nature of the hand stitch.  This workshop focuses on using the stitch as if it were a brush stroke.  This is not a technique workshop where you learn how to hand stitch.  The focus is on using the stitch line as mark making on cloth.  The stitch marks are treated as if they are brush strokes in a painting.  The Gee’s Bend Quilter’s stitching practices will be examined.  Students will explore personal mark making preferences, with the power of parallel play in groups.  Workshop includes a presentation and a discussion of stitching possibilities.  We will be working small, so yardage is not needed.  No machine is necessary.S