»Please embroider yourself and what is important to you … The picture should reflect you and your life.« In January 2012 these same two sentences and further information invited embroiderers to make a self-portrait. Several months later we were surprised by an abundance of embroideries. Some showed women head-on, at work or reading; others entire families. Some women embroidered not themselves, but situations that »reflected their lives.« Strangely enough there were portrayals of nomadic life although none of the embroiderers live as nomads.

In this Gallery we present all 155 works, almost 10 years later.

Enjoy the view!

These portraits are now for sale. You will find them in this Shop-Gallery.