“Stitch and Bitch” Sewn Works by Cayce Zavaglia
My mother has a group of women with whom she has been friends for over 40 years (sorry Mom, I know you are too young for me to say that!). Back in the era of Castner Knott, Cain-Sloan, and Kuhn’s, it was customary to belong to a “sewing club”. Some of the “projects” went on for years (think needlepoint Christmas stockings). Typically, a day gown was being smocked or ruched; a jean jacket was being appliqued with a groovy peace symbol; or surgery was being performed on a pair of ripped Duckheads (but only if you had boys). There was always wine. Sewing was kind of a sidebar for her group. The primary purpose was, of course, to chat about one’s children and anyone else who was foolishly not present. My sisters and I referred to it as the “Stitch and Bitch Club” .
Artist Cayce Zavaglia’s work is created entirely of embroidery thread and is far from domestic maintenance work.
Artist’s website: www.caycezavaglia.com