The natural linen woven base cloth is stretched in tension on a wooden frame. Skeins or coils of bleached linen are alternately twisted in the ‘s’ or ‘z’ directions, and anchored to the foundation by sewing them with strong linen thread using a semi-circular needle, allowing the artist to control and stabilize the volume.
Featured Image: Panel: Cour de Rohan, 1997, designed by Sheila Hicks (American, b. 1934). linen, macro-embroidered with linen, Gift of Itaka and Enrico Martignoni and Cristina Grajales, 2007-51-1