Stitches for survivable futures

Through a visual art project titled 'Future Traditions' I have developed a framework structured around restoring and revaluing textile traditions as skills and care-full methods critical to future survival. In the last centuries the value of these intergenerational traditions have become obscured enough to cause their erosion, obsolescence and even perishing. The following five stitch-explorations extrapolate upon why we need these specific hand-embroidery techniques, expanding their reach into the bodily, ecological, truth-telling and survival terrains they inhabit.