Material a word that conjures something different for all of us. Here explores the word in its widest sense. But linking them all  is a surface to be stitched into. Threads siting on and in slate. The gentle and brutal act of stitching.  Like moss and lichen parasitically on a stone wall. Knotted threads sitting on cloth. hard and soft materials.


ma·te·ri·al | mə-ˈtir-ē-əl

Definition of material

1a (1): relating to, derived from, or consisting of matter especially: PHYSICAL the material world

(2): BODILY material needs

b (1): of or relating to matter rather than form material cause the material aspect of being

(2): of or relating to the subject matter of reasoning especially: EMPIRICAL material knowledge

2: having real importance or great consequences facts material to the investigation

3a: being of a physical or worldly nature grossly material form of love


Definition of material (Entry 2 of 2)

1a (1): the elements, constituents, or substances of which something is composed or can be made.

(2): matter that has qualities which give it individual-ity:/


2a: Hard pierced pattern repeat-ed:/ nature protect-ion:/

2b: Comfort wrap-ped:/ woven:/  poured made worn repaired:

2c: Practical  function-able:/ cut stitch-ed:/ surface skin cold

2d: Identity dyed man-ipulated:/  colour re-cycled:/  drill-ed:/

2e: soft: warmth: pierce-d:/ practical: felt-ed:/