The Stitch Project: Book launch with Irene Karlsen and a conversation about dying with plants.
On the occasion of The Stitch Project during the Barents Spektakel 2019, Irene Karlsen launches her brand new book “Vanlige nyttevekster”. Irene Karlsen claims that using our most common crops is no witchcraft. In her new book you will get tips and simple recipes for how we can use different plants for food and drink, skin and hair care, and for troublesome small everyday problems. In addition, we are talking about dying with plants and how and why the artists behind The Stitch Project do this wherever they travel around with the project.
The Stitch Project – TSP was founded in 2012 by a group of seven international artists. The first collection was at the Sami Festival Riddu Riđđu in Kåfjorden, in Troms, July 2012. The Stitch project has visited more than 35 different art and theater festivals and exhibitions, including in Palestine, Iceland, Sweden, Latvia, Ukraine and Norway since the start in 2012.
Art project has three main activities where everyone is invited to join. Embroidery on a 10 meter long canvas, spinning wool from the Neiden wild sheep and planting Chinese silk with local plants. The goal of the project is the dialogue that arises around the table, where the exchange of knowledge about the craft takes place, and life experiences are shared.