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Thank you from Joined by Stitch!

Joined by Stitch had a lovely time chatting with friends old and new last night at the Andover Memorial Hall Library.  Thank you to everyone who came out… and thank you to the folks at the Herb Farmacy for having a talk during the same time frame. There’s...

Stitching Palestine, the movie and the embroidery

Last night, I was lucky enough to see Stitching Palestine at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.   While the film and its stories held me in its web, I kept thinking, “Where’s the embroidery? I want to see and learn more about the embroidery!” Well,...

New chairs for the New Year?

Once upon a time, there were two chairs that looked something like this: With slipcovers old enough for a drivers’ license, it was time to give these chairs a slip of respect. Fortunately, a trip to New York’s Garment District yielded a fine remnant at a...

To sew or not to sew

How many times over the last 15 years have I vowed not to make my own clothes? While living in Italy, interesting clothing options popped from every shop window. Why do I need to sew with so many fabulous options nearby? While focusing on art quilts, accepting...

A Winter Felting Wonderland

I love to wet or nuno felt outdoors on a hot summer day. It’s a great alternative to sailing if there’s no wind.  April 1, 2016, would have been a good day to felt even if it wasn’t hot. Spring flowers dotted my garden and the temps indoors and out...
Comparative Art Forms: A Week of Inspiration

Comparative Art Forms: A Week of Inspiration

In a season known for gratitude, events this week permeated my heart with thankfulness. It all began last Wednesday, when the Museum of Fine Arts Textile and Costume Society friends met for an evening of contemporary art. Tomie Nagano and Marilyn Pappas shared works...