Saturday, January 4, 2014

Embroidered Gloves

This is becoming a signature design of mine; a curving, continuous, meandering line with lots of color.  It reminds me of a dance improvisation that I taught in my classes for many years.  Students were instructed to walk in curving pathways around the space without any sharp turns or stops.  The challenge was always to keep moving and cross each others paths smoothly, without bumping into each other.  It is an exercise to increase kinesthetic awareness and can be surprisingly difficult even though the only required movement is plain walking.  It is wonderful to be able to translate my dance experience into embroidery.