The Point of Needle is an embroiderer’s take on life as seen through the eye of needle. In a world of computerized sewing machines, zippers, printed fabric, and social media, what’s the point of embroidering with a hand-held needle? How does handwork survive in the digital age? Is it still relevant? I ponder as I thread up my needle to stitch away in my attic. Answers come as I surf the Net, talk with friends, visit museums, read, or travel.
Thanks to Internet, we can admire the work of thread artists around the globe. It would be better to see their canvases exhibited together in real life. Perhaps one day. The artists are presented in random order. This gallery is certainly incomplete. I would welcome pointers to still more thread artists.