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A Stitch A Day

Louise Traficanti's avatar Louise Traficanti

Inspired by artist Windy Chien who explored knots and made a knot a day for a whole year. I explored embroidery in many different forms and learned the nuances of embroidery, the technique of making different types of stitches, of beading and creating dimension with thread, needle and beads. Every single day I posted my stitch on instagram and I discovered other embroiderers in the world who create beautiful art with fabric and thread. Because this is just one medium and over a consistent period of time the work evolves and there is an incredible focus on the art form so a whole world opens up within this one medium. The calendar year is represented in three panels. There was no final idea or no sketch or composition to start with the panels just happened and I would stitch in a random spot with a new stitch. I only used a certain palette of colored threads and beads in order to keep some consistency in what became an extraordinary sampler.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Textiles
  • Width: 26inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 64inches