My work features illustrations on hand-stitched and manipulated fabric. The work presents real and imagined characters through embroidered narratives, often connected to my childhood in Arizona. Threading humor throughout, I stitch drawings and text onto old linens that are often flawed or adorned with preexisting machine-embroidered imagery. I am interested in the permeable boundary that separates actual events in life from the collective mythologies of family stories, literature, and cultural history.”

Allison Manch

Embroidered works, multiple years

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Allison Manch
"Dictionary Page - letter A"
2006-2007
Cotton handkercheif and embroidery thread
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Allison Manch

"Dictionary Page - letter A"

2006-2007

Cotton handkercheif and embroidery thread

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Ana Teresa Barboza
"Tus palabras son lo unico que tengo en nuestro amor distancia" ("Your Words Are the Only Thing That I Have In Our Distant Love")
2006
Patchwork
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Ana Teresa Barboza

"Tus palabras son lo unico que tengo en nuestro amor distancia" ("Your Words Are the Only Thing That I Have In Our Distant Love")

2006

Patchwork

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"Both embroidery and crocheting are techniques that require time. I use these techniques in order to make a connection between manual work and the processes of nature; creating thread structures similar to the structures that make a plant for example…. Crocheting brings us closer to nature, forcing us to look at it differently, to explore its structures and processes. The idea is to take part in the weave to continue what nature started, transforming it according to its natural flow and structure, emphasizing the manual work within this creative process." - Ana Teresa Barboza

Ana Teresa Barboza

Crocheted and embroidered works

No year

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Ana Teresa Barboza and Natalia Revilla

Installation from “Atlas De Anatomías Comparadas” (“Atlas of Compative Anatomies”)

2007

Cloth, table

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Ana Teresa Barboza

"Dermis" from "Atlas de Anatomías Comparadas” collection (“Atlas of Comparative Anatomies”)

2007

Cross stitch

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Tracey Emin

"Sleep"

1996

Monoprint and stitching on cotton pillowcase