Fall Exhibition of Tapestries
Catholic Information Center,
360 Division Ave. S., Ste. 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tuesday, October 22 - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Created by Fr. Frank Sabatté, CSP Catholic Information Center l 360 Division S, Suite 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 l 616-469-7267 October 22–31, 2019 Viewing hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm & 6-8pm and Friday, 9am-1pm We are excited to host an art exhibit featuring the work of Paulist Father, Frank Sabatté. Fr. Frank uses a technique called random-stitch embroidery to create stunning tapestry portraits. His embroidery work is a merger of “random stitch” and “free motion” embroidery. Random stitch embroidery was developed by Chinese embroiderers as a divergence from the traditional methods of embroidery. Free motion embroidery is used in the garment industry for embellishing clothing. The painstaking process involves layering threads of various colors to determine value and tonal qualities. An industrial sewing machine is used to layer the threads over a carefully rendered drawing. There is no computer assistance whatsoever, the sewing machine acts as a “brush” to apply the various colored threads.
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