Blog: Patricia Casey

Subversive Stitching Workshop


In conjunction with my Exhibition Elsewhere I led a workshop in photography and embroidery at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale.  It was a wonderful evening with participants becoming fully immersed in transforming their photographs into special mementos.  The combination of photography with embroidery is not such a new concept as historically photographic images of loved ones have been transformed into memento mori and embellished with stitching, feathers and often locks of hair.  While some of the participants took a traditional approach towards their work, others embraced contemporary practice and used the needle and thread as a drawing tool.