Thursday, May 6, 2010

tilleke schwarz

rites, 1999, 65x65, used cloth, 1995, 75x70, beware of embroidery, 1993, 70x65

i'm such a HUGE fan and have been for over 10 years. she was one of the first fiber artists whose work truly excited me and inspired me to begin thinking about embroidery and stitch as a mark that can be used to SAY something, it's more than just a technique that must be mastered and done perfectly. every few months or so, i'll look at her work and i'm instantly rejuvenated! see more here and also read her interesting (and humorous) faq's here.


  1. Ditto Ditto to your post, I met her and saw her work in person in the UK . I recently re-read the catalog I purchased. To die for!

  2. Lori, your finds are amazing! A tweet from @sewonandon reminded me to take a look today. Just incredible!


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  3. Christine already said this but I have to repeat: ditto, ditto, ditto. It is such exciting work and I'm jealous of those of you who have seen it in person!

  4. thanks for your comments, everyone. i'm also jealous of those who have seen it in can always hope.

  5. love this work toooo !
    I was introduced to this at Dorothy's class last year at Peter's Valley.... where I met you Lorraine ...and the world that opened up as a result of that adventure!
    roz [ australia ]