‘Stitch My Flesh’ – A Solo Show By Julie Burton

‘Stitch My Flesh’ – A Solo Show By Julie Burton

Julie Burton uses embroidery as an artistic expression, which she combines with knitting, the body and tattoos.

Stitch My Flesh

“Stitch My Flesh” – Solo Show By Julie Burton

Stitch My Flesh

“Stitch My Flesh” – Solo Show By Julie Burton

Stitch My Flesh

“Stitch My Flesh” – Solo Show By Julie Burton

“You do not choose your body: you are born, you grow up with it. I don’t think we should suffer in the body nature gives us; we should be able to change it so that it really resembles us. I continue my work by combining the body and tattoos, knits and embroidery. Body parts are embroidered, with the tattoo needle and the embroidery needle merging. The technique of embroidery is very similar to that of tattooing: the time it takes, the movement, filling in a linear way to make solid colours. The two techniques come together in many ways. For me, knitting has always been a metaphor for the cells of the body—its mesh and that of the cells of the skin. Another body, a second skin, multitudes of possibilities.”

Learn more about Julie here and the show here.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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