By Lada Dedic
I have been invited to present a meditative cross stitch workshop as part of the WeAve project at Parramatta Artists Studios. See the events page for details. The workshop is free and everyone is welcome so come get your stitch on.
11am-2pm, Friday 17th June
Parramatta Artists Studios
Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
WeAve connects culturally diverse people through textile art, with a focus on contemporary practice accessing traditional methods. I plan to start the day with an artist’s talk focusing on my slow art practice, then leading the group in a short meditation before we get down to stitchin' (and bitchn' yo yo yo).
I had originally planned to use a woven piece made by WeAve as the inspiration for the pattern but in the end I went with a stylised map of the Parramatta CBD which will link nicely with the meditative aspect of the process (A loving kindness meditation focusing on location).
The map will be divided into small sections, each an abstract art-piece in its own right. Once the completed patches are viewed together the map itself becomes clearer to the viewer.
The pattern making was a two-day process and I’m totally in love with the result. A stylised map of Parramatta using the Parramatta Artists Studios signature pink for the roadways.