Thursday, March 19, 2015

Improv Embroidery

Improv: adjective, \ˈim-ˌpräv\, short for the act or art of improvising.
Embroidery: noun, \im-ˈbrȯi-d(ə-)rē\, the process or art of sewing a design on cloth: cloth decorated by sewing : embroidered material.

Improv Embroidery (#improvembroideri on Instagram): the process of embroidering without a pattern or instructions: free-form embroidery: as Rebecca Ringquist puts it "embroidering outside the lines"drawing/meandering with needle and thread.

What do you think it is? Do you think it is a movement in the making like Improvisational Quilting. Or is it already in full swing? Is there a history of this type of embroidery similar to Gees Bend to quilting? Let's talk about it.