“Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done: the dictation of the materials.” — Anni Albers
To mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Natalie’s Alabama Stitch Book, this week we focus on exceptional women in the world of handcrafts. Thursday on the Journal, be on the lookout for Swing Skirt DIY Kit inspiration (it’s our most popular pattern ever).
“Feminist, socialist, embroiderer:” May Morris
Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė utilizes cross-stitch on non-traditional objects to make statements on society
Professor, artist, and quilter Faith Ringgold
The traditional Japanese kimonos of dyer and weaver Fukumi Shimura
In Alabama: “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend”