Still the best part of my job is meeting people who sew!
I haven’t met her yet but hope to in the near future. Harriett Riddell is a Stitch Street Artist who creates her work in the public eye in unusual locations. She lives in the UK, but has family in Canada. So there is a chance I might get to meet her.
India had been a destination on Harriet’s do to list, because of the textiles, colours, prints and religion which have filled her imagination since the age of ten. Her quest took her to Delhi, the Himalayas, Rishikesh, Pushkar and Jaipur. Using potato sack, old clothing, tea towels and canvas, Harriett ‘sketched’ what was around her, using her Janome XL604, UK’s version our 4120QDC. She adds colour, using fabric paints and appliqueing fabrics. I was amazed, awed and inspired by what she accomplished with just a little thread.
And what a way to travel. She carried her machine either in a backpack or in a suitcase. She also carries a folding table and chair. In this picture she even sewed on a moving cart!
I’ve taken a few pictures from her book she graciously gave us, about her trip to share with you. She was there May and June 2014.
Also had to show that she has been here in Ontario! Niagara Falls!! Hope she inspires you as well!
Happy Stitching. Linda P.