Monday, January 14, 2008
It's Bisbee Stitches !
Hi! My name is Mark . I'm down here on the border in a little mountain town called Bisbee . I started making Stitches just before I moved to Bisbee , which was five years ago. I lost count, but I've made something like 2,000 unique creatures , so far. Each one takes me about 6-8 hours to complete (though the first ones took many days to complete) .
I use a machine for the basic parts (arms, legs, head-shape,etc.) and then assemble everything by hand and the details (the face, eyes, hair,etc.) are all hand sewn as well. I used to draw out the designs on the inside of the fabric to make my patterns, but now it's all inside my head, so I just 'draw' with the thread as I sew the body parts on my machine.
I'm always trying to keep it interesting for myself by thinking up new character designs , shapes, and concepts.
Here are four cute Stitches from the last year. Whatcha think ? Also, you can find some recent
(and some older) Stitches at http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bisbee+stitches+
also there are some pics from a recent show in NYC ... here are some other pictures pictures too!
Happy to meet you all!