Inspired to Stitch – Ellen Schinderman

For LA-based artist Ellen Schinderman, the path to contemporary textile art stardom began back in 2007, when she became intrigued by what porn would look like rendered in needlepoint. Encouraged by erotica transformed into stitch, Schinderman tapered off her performing career as an actor and writer, and fell down what…

Gear Threads – The Chain Gang

Long ago, in a land far away, the earliest sewing machines used not the lockstitch you’re familiar with, but chainstitch. Machine embroidery happened, but it wasn’t digitized — deft artists guided fabric under the machines, painting pictures with those awesome textured stitches. Machine-sewn chainstitch has largely gone the way of…