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This past Summer I had lunch with a dear friend whom I hadn’t seen for years. Dagmar Plenk is an amazing fiber artist, and many of my award winning quilts contain her beautiful hand-dyed fabrics.
She had taken a break from quilting and dyeing, and is now getting back into it, but from a different angle. She’d spent a lot of time knitting over the past few years and handwork is a joy for her.
During our conversation she spoke about “slow stitching” and I had to say “wait, back-up, what in the world it slow stitching?”.
She explained it as a very organic experience in which she takes fabric, tears it into strips, and hand couches it to a background fabric with no real pattern or plan. I was intrigued. Then she showed me some pictures:
Here’s a picture of her work in progress:
She said she’s tried to start with a plan, but it never turns out as well 🙂 .
And days 2 and 3:
She is now up to day 30 and the journey has been very interesting:
I’m fascinated by her process and the beautiful pieces she’s created. Thanks Dagmar, for sharing this intriguing fiber art with us.
If you’re interested in the “Slow Stitching” movement, Dagmar recommended typing it into a search engine. I also found oodles of info on Pinterest.
Have you done any slow stitching? Any pictures or thoughts you’d care to share? Please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.