• 1 year of stitches 2016 video is live!

    I am pleased to announce that you can find the complete video of my 1 year of stitches here.

  • 1 year of stitches 2017.

    I have decided to extend my practice of daily embroidery into 2017. What began as one year of stitching has become more; and the project has evolved like one year transitioning to the next. Although my motivations for continuing this practice are many of the same reasons that initially inspired me to began it, throughout the process I discovered new avenues that I wanted to explore through embroidery. I have edited my rules and stipulations to reflect my intentions for 2017.


    Rules and Stipulations:

    1. My fabric ground consists of a 12’’ x 12’’ swatch of unbleached cotton Osnaburg and will be stretched in an 8’’ wooden hoop.

    2. The thread I use may change daily and I may adhere additional types of media to my swatch with thread.

    3. I will embroider something on my fabric ground each day and post a photograph of the result each day.

    4. It is not required that I make a stitch— some days you definitely do not contribute anything to society. I still must post a photograph of the current state of my fabric ground.

    5. I am allowed to remove stitches, because mistakes can sometimes be undone.

    6. I am allowed to begin additional fabric grounds should I choose to do so. Ideally, I hope to work on the same fabric ground continuously, but sometimes life takes you to a different place than you expect.

    7. I will be limiting my use of thread color by month, in that each month will be dedicated to one color. The sequence is as follows:

    January: white / cream
    February: yellow
    March: orange
    April: red
    May: pink
    June: purple
    July: blue
    August: green
    September: brown
    October: black / gray
    November: silver
    December: gold

    8. More rules and stipulations may be added as the project evolves and lessons are learned.

  • 1 year of stitches 2016.

    I am interested in the impact, or mark, that an individual makes on a daily basis. Big or small, our daily activities are often times unquantifiable and intangible. I am approaching this project as a personal map making; the fabric ground represents each day of 2016, with the needle and thread representing my actions throughout the day. I will embroider— maybe one stitch, maybe more, (hopefully) every day and photograph the result. The embroidery I create will become a tangible, visual account of the decisions, movements, conversations and sometimes lack thereof, that I make each day. I hope to use this project as a means of generating a deeper reflection upon the choices we make as a society.

    Rules and Stipulations:

    1. My fabric ground consists of a 12’’ x 12’’ swatch of unbleached Osnaburg. The thread I use may change daily and I may adhere additional types of media to my swatch with thread.

    2. I will embroider something on my fabric ground each day and post a photograph of the result each day.

    3. It is not required that I make a stitch— some days you definitely do not contribute anything to society. I still must post a photograph of the current state of my fabric ground.

    4. I am allowed to remove stitches, because mistakes can sometimes be undone.

    5. I am allowed to begin additional fabric grounds should I choose to do so. Ideally, I hope to work on the same fabric ground continuously, but sometimes life takes you to a different place than you expect.

    6. More rules and stipulations may be added as the project evolves and lessons are learned.