Sunday, May 17, 2015

Stitch by Stitch

Learn how I make these small fabric sculptures this summer at Pratt!

We will review embroidery basics; learn image transfer techniques and strategies; and most importantly, 3D embroidery: learn how to make small stuffed animals, fabric sculptures, dolls, jewelry.

at Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th Street

Course name and number:
Stitch by Stitch: Crafting for Collaboration, Investigation
Sundays, 5/31 – 6/28
9:30am – 12:30pm

Registration: or (212) 647-7371
Questions? Ask me!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Brooklyn in Stop Motion

One of my favorite parts of being an artist are impromptu collaborations. Friends and strangers become part of my work by sharing their stories, which I record and transform into 2- and 3-dimensional embroideries. I sometimes even make stop motion animations using the audio recordings (which I edit).

Stop motion is new to me; I read an online tutorial to get the basic concept. And I now make these pieces which to me have a handmade feel. They're not clean and overly produced and edited; they're more about finding another way to share narrative in the digital age.

The piece below, An Old New York You Don't Really See, is narrated by my friend, Sherri Kronfeld, a native New Yorker and current Brooklynite. She is particularly gifted at capturing 1908s NYC through the eyes and impressions of a child. I wish my own memories retained the feelings of being a kid.