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…

The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Pierre Fouche

Pierre Fouche is a lace artist from Cape Town, South Africa. His work is astonishing. Fouche (b.1977) completed a Masters degree in Fine Art (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University in 2006. His production spans a number of distinctive media and approaches, including traditional craft techniques, recontextualised found objects, performances and interventions.…