I started sewing under my staircase at home five years ago following a burnout. Sewing was part of my sensorial therapy at a time when my experience of reality felt separate and desolate. It was in every way vital that I come back to my senses, literally and figuratively; and it is in that minute space just before the needle enters the fabric that I would find grounding. Five years later, recovered and progressing, I dare say that I have stitched myself anew again, and the scars where those stitches hold me together are a gentle reminder for self-care through my creative outlet. In my atelier I create unique pieces which are the outcome of my playtime and exploration: I experiment with different techniques namely raw-edge appliqué, fabric stencil painting and free motion embroidery. I have taken many custom orders from clients and even some large scale corporate projects too. All these aspects of my work have stretched me in different ways.
Since I have moved to Lebanon over the summer of 2019, I have decide to take the dive and focus on Quilting. I have finally acquired a longarm machine and my medium term goal is to create beautiful heirloom quilts using modern and improv patchwork construction techniques combined with free motion quilting techniques. My objective is to use fabric and thread that I can purchase locally to support small businesses as much as possible. The batting will still have to imported until I find a place where i can sour e it locally. It is important to me that my quilts be made in Lebanon, as it is here that I have come to find the courage to step out of my comfort zone and start quilting on a larger scale.
My quilts are made slowly because I value time. To me, time speaks directly to presence and quality. My creativity is a slow and organic process because it is rooted in improvisation and requires that I be as attentive as I can be to how my inner discourse interacts with the world around me. As such there are many iterations and a lot of back and forth between me and my projects.
By nature I am meticulous and my attention to details is really only an asset in the confines of my sewing studio ;) I have come to sewing and quilting out of emotional need, to free my expression and to quiet my mind. I am completely self taught and I make up in passion and curiosity my lack of any formal training, be it in design or any other art form. My atelier is my haven, and the output of my work is how I can best share my gentleness with the world.
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