I have recently been thinking about sewing in all its various forms. What is sewing anyway?
I suppose in its basic form it is the use of a needle and thread to attach 2 things together. So when we think about it sewing is used in all different kinds of ways not just dressmaking, and one of those is the way in which sewing is used to stitch together skin when injured or during surgery.
I have created a stitched book which attempts to look at the connections between dressmaking and stitching used in surgery. I find making books is a good way to quickly try out some ideas and to play around a bit with techniques and materials as well as how things are composed and arranged.
I will be running a cloth book making course in Brighton in May if you would like to try this out for yourself. Click here for more info: Brighton Phoenix