Single Bloom Earrings

by Amanda McCavour

Embroidery thread with a sterling silver back.

“In my work, I use a sewing machine to create thread drawings. By sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, I can build up stitched lines on a temporary surface. The crossing threads create strength so that when the fabric is dissolved, the thread drawing can hold together without a base. I make both large scale installation pieces with this process and smaller wearable pieces. They are lightweight because of the material and are unexpectedly strong. In all of my work I explore embroidery’s duality- its subtle quality versus its accumulative presence and its structural possibilities versus its fragility.” - Amanda McCavour