19 April 2008

Something Old, Something New...

Yesterday I went to a workshop with Petter Hellsing. He is a swedish fiber artist. Right now he's showing his work at the Pricked: Extreme Embroidery exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.

The workshop was about recycling old traditional embroideries and turning them into contemporary pieces. Petter brought a huge pile of handstitched tablecloth that he'd bought at garagesales and thrift shops. We all got to pick a piece and then we added our own stitching to it. The piece I chose was a tiny white tablecloth with a lace border. The inspiration for the birds came from one of Petters pieces that had pictures of animals on it.


I really enjoyed the workshop and had a great time!

6 comments:

Doreen G said...

What a great workshop Annica-I would love to do that.

Genie said...

Lovely piece, can see i will be raiding the charity shops again.

Jeanette said...

Hi there Annica!
You won a consolation prize in my little contest over at Handmade. Welcome to come check it out...

Lots of LOve
Jeanette

neki desu said...

workshop concept sounds cool as i have lots of inherited lace doilies
what you did with your piece is terrific, i just love it!!

neki desu

Gina said...

I love this piece of work Annica. Beautiful.

Purple Missus said...

Annica this piece is wonderful, very appealing. Sounds like a really good workshop and what a generous tutor to let you have some pieces to work on.