ParasolFineStitchery's Shop Announcement

An instant captured in a striking photograph, preserved and transformed in fibre and thread. I print my beautiful nature photography on dupioni silk, then create an exquisite original quilted piece featuring meticulous free-motion stitchery.

Quilted Photo Stitchery: How I draw with light and thread……
My unique techniques for preserving and transforming images from nature combine two of my favorite tools: a camera and a sewing machine. Computer and printer provide the interface, but for me it all centers on that mysterious creative act of seeing– capturing that instant – “drawing with light” via the camera lens. That photographic image, a creation of light, then becomes an object with texture and dimension when printed on silk and stitched with free-motion machine quilting – “drawing with thread.” I celebrate each image as a distinct gift from God, who graciously engages me in this co-creation of sight and transformation.

My commitment to the beauty of image extends to every aspect of design and construction, so that each piece is an expression of meticulous attention to detail. My intention is to provide access to a moment, a sharing in my experience of God’s creating presence.

Before moving to Princeton, NJ in 2000, my husband and I lived abroad for twenty-two years, raising our three children in Japan, India, and Sri Lanka. Throughout those years abroad, I soaked up the sensibilities of Asian cultures as expressed in decorative and textile arts. It fed my love of image and structure and the beauty of natural materials. Over the past four years I have been developing my technique and applications of quilted photo stitchery. My work has been exhibited at over a dozen juried fine art and craft shows in the Northeast.

Thanks for looking!

Alison Young

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