Sunday, 18 July 2010

Stitching for the Soul

Thank you all for your kind thoughts, you have made things a bit more bearable. I am now focusing my energies on creating new work in time for my assessment in September.

I have spent the past couple of days stitching together 12 metres of silk habotai by hand. It was good to have a big project to work on. Yesterday I sat and finished the last seam while watching Brightstar. Thanks to Bridget for reminding me I hadn't seen it yet (you can see the trailer here). There was something very soothing about sitting and stitching, a meditative action. 

I am really enjoying the massive scale I have started working at, it seems somehow liberating. Yet I am keen to retain an attention to detail I can only achieve with hand stitch. Stitch is good for the soul.


  1. Hannah, so glad to hear you're moving on from the shock you had last week. I couldn't think of anything useful to say so I didn't leave a comment but have been thinking of you lots. I watched Bright Star again recently (I saw it twice at the cinema!), its so beautiful and Fanny's stitching is certainly inspiring!

  2. Glad you are feeling better, sitting and stiching does it for me everytime aswell.

  3. Hi Hannah - glad you have not been deterred by the horridness of last week. Happy stitching x



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