“I’m a creator…” – My love of textile arts

When I’m thinking of posts, I keep coming back to the central idea of having an Informed Style. To me, an Informed Style is the result of having a variety of inspirations and passions.

A big part of My Informed Style is that I’m a creator – crocheting, knitting, lace making – I’d love nothing more than to spend each day working with my hands to create textiles. Right now, my main pursuit is counted cross stitch…and when I tell people this I usually get funny looks.

The piece I’m working on is a ‘Japanese maiden’. I got the kit for it it over 6 years ago, barely started it and then life/work/school got in the way. Now that I don’t have coursework on top of work-work I decided to pick it up and finally finish it!

Progress so far. The finished piece will be 12"x12".

Progress so far. The finished piece will be 12″x12″.

I like to work on it while listening to podcasts – FranceInter and France Culture are favourites. It’s a great way to enjoy a hobby while learning about philosophy, art, music or current events. Yay for multitasking!

A close-up of the cross stitch. There are 18 stitches in every inch - so making sure to rest your eyes after working on it is important.

A close-up.

The work seen here is what I’ve managed to finish from August – late December…ouf. Lots more remains, but bit by bit I’m getting there. I’ll post progress pictures as time goes on.

This is the image of the finished piece - I still have a fair bit left to go!

This is the image of the finished piece – I still have a fair bit left to go!

5 thoughts on ““I’m a creator…” – My love of textile arts

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  2. I love this, I have recently gotten back into needlepoint! At first I was working on finishing some projects up for my grandpa, but now I am working on a large scale canvas for an art show. Have you tried custom printing? With all of your style and art influences I bet you could come up with a really interesting design to cross stitch that you couldn’t find in the usual kits that are available in textile stores.

    Best,
    Rachel
    http://www.thecuratorial.com

    • Funny you should mention that…
      I found a tool online that converts images you upload into cross stitch patterns…but the problem becomes making a decision on what project to do – the possibilities are endless. I’m trying to be good and finish this one before starting another – not so easy to resist the temptation.

      Is your canvas a textile piece? Or a painting? (Do we get a sneak peak on The Curatorial? :)

      Dev

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