Hannah Claire Somerville says working on a project every day for a year has changed her art practice for the better.
The first post on Hanna Claire Somerville’s 1 year of stitches Instagram account
About 12 months ago, Hannah Claire Somerville was looking at a piece of cloth, wondering how it might be shaped by the coming year. 1 year of stitches is a project that Somerville began on the first day of 2016 and worked on by stitching, photographing, or adding to it in some way everyday for the entire year. Now, with just days to go before finishing, Somerville tells The Creators Project how the project has changed her art practice: “I can remember long days that I would come home, lie down and be so ready to go to sleep, but then feel like I forgot something and get back up because I realized that I hadn't stitched yet. There were some days that I was on a plane, or in the woods, but I would still at least stitch. My embroidery just became something I never left home without.”
This minute-long video illustrates the progress Somerville made on the project over the year