What could be a more wonderful “path to Free Embroidery” than a real journey? This is the reason why I have included some albums and travelogues to conclude this chapter:
Embroidery means to dig a well with your needle
“Nakış iğne ile kuyu kazmaktır”
I learnt about this Turkish saying while teaching a workshop at the Seljuk University in Konya in 2011, where embroidery is one of the areas of study. Inspired by the Turkish culture and impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and skills I sent out a call for submissions to enter a competition; around 30 textile artists from the group “Die Himbeeren” (“The Raspberries”), residing, among others, in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Sweden, took part. You can see all the entered submissions in this album, too:
Additional pictures from this wonderful trip which inspired the Turkey exhibition can be seen here:
Lovely Trips to india and other places of interest and embroidery are organized by www.colouricious.com, with whom I did my journey to Jaipur.
Here are pictures from my journey to India in March 2012