A series of twenty embroidery studies
Each of the following twenty embroidery studies was completed according to systems of rules, unique to each piece, which guided the act of stitching. These systems were based on observations of thought patterns that manifest in the artist’s personal anxieties.
The following variables were kept constant:
Hoop size: 4 inches (10.16 centimetres)
Fabric: Oxford cloth, beige
Thread: DMC Petra Thread, 100% cotton, 2-ply, colour code 5712, size 8
These two terms are used in some systems in reference to the weave of the fabric:
Warp – the lengthwise threads held stationary in tension on a loom during the weaving process
Weft – the crosswise threads on a loom that are passed over and under the warp threads
The fabric for all studies was framed with the warp running vertically and the weft running horizontally.