Hospitality and domesticity, domesticity and the home. Domestic textiles have not historically been recognised as a male pursuit. I work as a facilitator. I am the host. I work with vulnerable individuals and establish creative environments. I am responsible for enhancing individual’s wellbeing. Individuals can present themselves in a certain light whilst the reality can be different. I listen to the things people say and interpret what they mean.
I created an apron and embellished the surface with hand stitch. As the piece evolved the white work and consecutive French knots began to resemble the characters from the Braille alphabet. Seen and unseen, the stitches are visible yet conceal a hidden message.