At our June TSA Stitch-In, TSA member Sarah Pedlow shared about her recent project, Threshold. Sarah Pedlow makes textile works and photo-based drawings that honor traditional embroidery, handmade clothing, and home decor, exploring memory, folklore, and the intersections of culture, heritage, and identity in a globalized world. In 2009 while in Budapest for an artist’s residency, she visited the Ethnographic Museum and fell in love with the traditional clothing and embroidery. The visit inspired her to seek out women who stitch a particular style called written embroidery in Transylvania, Romania, and start the education and preservation project ThreadWritten in 2012. Residencies in Iceland; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Holland, as well as textile research in Ukraine and Portugal, inform her current practice. She holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and a BA in Studio Art and French Studies from Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she moved to Amsterdam, NL in 2019 where she now lives and works.
To follow Sarah Pedlow’s work:
Fine art: sarahpedlow.com