For several years I’ve been collecting objects, notes, and scraps from significant people in my life. Sometimes these are objects that I keep from a particular interaction, and sometimes these are letters. The letters that have been sent to me contain intimate thoughts or secrets that would only be shared with a trusted person. I take these intimacies and embroider on them as a documentation of the shared confidence and then I send the letter back – my sewn work being the intimacy that I share with my friend.
I am starting up this practice again and am excited to see how these new letters develop.