This small exhibition, an Alberta Craft Council Spotlight Exhibition in November, was a collection of stitched felt objects on the theme of conversation and books.
I am a printmaker and book artist but I have been making stitched felt book objects for several years. I like the tactile feel of felt, buttons, beads and thread. I like the bright colours. I like the activity of cutting and stitching. Some of these pieces were made on trips – on trains, planes, and in hotels. They are conversations that run through my head when I am staring out a window, conversations I wished I’d had, conversations I have overheard, conversations I have revised in the recollection of them. Here they are in coloured shapes, buttons, beads, and thread stitches.
Stitched felt cylinders on felt turntables, stitched felt books, and stitched felt standing book forms.