Collective embroidery

Collective embroidery

“Au bout du fil”

In progress, started 2022, exhibition planned 2023.

Creahm  is an atelier based in Fribourg, Switzerland that offers mentally and physically disabled people the opportunity to exploit their creative talents; to work in an atelier, to exhibit and sell artwork like any other artist. Laurence Cotting and Gion Capeder run the studio and accompany the artists in their artistic work. Creahm invited me to collaborate with 5 artists from the Creahm (Pascal Vonlanthen, Margot Gillard, Bernard Grandgirard, Rémy Vuillème and Géraldine Piller).
The seven artists will be able to work together to create a giant embroidery (5.2 m long and 1.5 m wide) on an embroidery machine in St. Gallen (CH). The result will be the fruit of a collective work, resulting from research into the theme of writing (“text / textile”). The project will be developed at the CREAHM workshop over several months during 2022, and will exhibited Fribourg in 2023.

Pictures by Romano Riedo & Stéphanie Baechler

Image - Drawing by Géraldidne Piller

Drawing by Géraldidne Piller

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Image - Making off drawings

Making off drawings

Image - Drawing by Géraldidne Piller

Drawing by Géraldidne Piller

Image - Drawing by Guy Vonlanthen

Drawing by Guy Vonlanthen

Collective embroidery

Image - Drawing by Jean-Yves Masset

Drawing by Jean-Yves Masset

Image - Drawing by Pascale Vonlanthen

Drawing by Pascale Vonlanthen

Image - Making off embroidery frame Size: 120 x 100 cm

Making off embroidery frame Size: 120 x 100 cm

Image - Embroidery based on drawing from Pascal Vonlanthen

Embroidery based on drawing from Pascal Vonlanthen

Image - Embroidery based on drawing from Jean-Yves Masset

Embroidery based on drawing from Jean-Yves Masset

Image - Making off embroidery

Making off embroidery