Erin Endicott  stitch; a thread or line that holds things together ... translation of the ancient Sanskrit word "sutra". She uses contemporary embroidery on antique fabric as a canvas to explore the common threads that bind countless generations of women. Wounds - both physical and psychological - are given life using delicate, meditative stitches.

erin endicott - Healing Sutra detail Hand embroidery on antique infant dress

Erin Endicott: Healing Sutra #6 Detail, Hand embroidery, walnut ink

Erin Endicott / Healing Sutra / detail, hand embroidery, antique cotton fabric stained with walnut ink and cut using vintage child's dress pattern, x 2009 / photo: Glenn Hudson

contemporary embroidery, couture embroidery, custom embroidery

healing sutra [detail] - erin endicott [hand embroidery on antique fabric stained with walnut ink; link to website + gallery]

poetry and photography, organic and sustainable

poetry and photography, organic and sustainable

bricolage | craftandmemory: "I use contemporary embroidery...

Erin Endicott Healing Sutra 12 x 12 Hand embroidery on antique hankerchief stained with walnut ink 2011

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Julia Wright rust dyed fabric with hand stitch and wire - pretty techniques for hand cuffs or headbands

Very interesting fiber art Jo Deeley

© Jo Deeley developing and inventing textiles using weaving, plaiting, knotting and manipulating fabrics & threads to create textile pieces & fabrics that are innovative and exciting!

Image result for rust and eco dyed fibre with freeform embroidery

Image result for rust and eco dyed fibre with freeform embroidery

I'm in Philadelphia for a few days to see some of the exhibits comprising  FiberPhiladelphia 2012 , enjoy a good meal or two at favored rest...

jennifercoynequdeen: Erin Endicott, Healing Sutra detail taken at Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, March 2012 jennifer coyne qudeen