Review - Making Sense of Nonsense

by - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

On the last day of September, 2014, Tilleke Schwarz took the audience through a mash-up of contemporary culture and classic stitching. Everything from Beavis and Butt-head to road signs to dinosaurs to words and phrases that have amused her. Her work includes all these things as well as a delightful number of line-drawing illustrations and of course the inevitable cats - which she loves.

Tilleke had the audience in stitches with her intimate presentation and fine comedic timing. She revealed that the best advice she ever got was to include her own personal style of line drawing into her embroider work. It has become a vital element of her hallmark pieces. She also said that she has her signature tags machine made: "Everything I do is hand done," she said "So I thought to have my signature machine made."

Tilleke will teach two sold-out workshops over the next five days.

Tilleke Schwarz Purr-Chase, 2008, 70x76 cm 

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