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.
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.
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.
- Book: Wellesley-Smith, Claire. Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art. London: Batsford, c2021.
Reading and meditating– one stitch at a time!