Alice in wonderland, 1994

embroidery diploma project. textile materials.

In 1994, I begin learning about the history of the textile arts. I began to get a sense of how hierarchies were established within the art world. I was fascinated!  Textiles began with the birth of humanity; it is present in every culture. There are myths, ceremonial practices and beliefs tied up in garments, as well as incredibly elaborate technical skills. Nevertheless, it is often considered a sub-category of art. I learnt ancient gestures while embroidering. Some of these gestures are on the verge of extinction. I have a sense that an important part of our identity is disappearing. I think we must preserve and remember these gestures.

Alice in wonderland