Stitch Meditation – Day 73 and 74

Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art is the title of Claire Wellesley-Smith’s newest book. I am anxiously awaiting my copy to arrive. I loved her previous book on stitching: Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art.

Repurposed silk, hand-dyed cotton and commercial fabric, hand-dyed perle cotton

I read Wellesley-Smith’s book Slow Stitch near the beginning of my 100 day journey and have dipped into it many times since. Beautifully photographed with inspiration from other textile artists. One of the things that brings me joy is just touching this book – it is bound in a soft cloth. It is such a simple, elegant and perfect choice for a book about textiles, cloth and repurposing materials.

2 five inch squares stitched with repurposed and hand dyed fabrics.
Hand-dyed cotton and velvet, commercial cotton, hand-dyed perle cotton, rayon thread

While I wait for my copy of Resilient Stitch to arrive, I will pull Slow Stitch off the shelf in my studio and slowly savour the photographs and admire the work within.

Stitch Resources

  • Book: Wellesley-Smith, Claire. Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art. London: Batsford, c2021.

Reading and meditating– one stitch at a time!


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