|circle motif, white cotton thread, eyelet stitch, on indigo dyed cotton cloth|
|detail of eyelet stitch, nick named 'a thousand ant holes'|
|African Tunic, cotton, stitch, indigo dye, Collection of the Art Institute of Toronto textile department, donated by Anne Wilson|
Textile Museum of Canada, It is the time involved in creating garments like this that hits me in the heart. Here, time is an aesthetic.
I was inspired to use the eyelet stitch in the meditation panel, Layers of Time. It took several of us 6 months to cover the upper half of a large circle with the stitch.
Information is from Australia's powerhouse museum.
Images are from my recent visit to the textile collection of the school of the art institute of chicago.