extreme embroidery/stitch

Beth Cunningham



Evolution of an Artist: From Here to There and Back Again

Working in fibers for 5 decades has been my life’s journey. I studied every technique  in the beginning, from loom weaving in West Virginia, to basketry, off-loom weaving and surface design in Texas, to mixed-media in Connecticut, to doll-making in Toronto and embroidery in Vancouver. I’ve studied with some of the best, Mary Ruth Smith, Janet Bolton, Julie Arkell and Tellike Schwarz. Returning to Texas has brought me full circle in my vocation of stitch. The influences, techniques and studio practices of the past are the footsteps which led me back to the threaded needle. 

Approximately an hour.

Inspiration to Creation: Stitch in Texas

 The artistic/creative process is a favorite research project in relation to the study of “stitch” artists. Breaking down their processes to discover the inspiration behind their work is a mystery to be solved.  Learning the back-story as to how an artists arrived with the final piece is a story to be celebrated.

The common thread between  these Texas artists is hand-stitch, yet each artist utilizes the threaded needle differently. The artistic/creative process is applicable to all artists, consciously or unconsciously, and unique to each. Garner insights into 11 stitch artists from inspiration to their final creations.

Approximately an hour.

Lectures are $300 and presented on the Zoom platform.

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