With Darning, Celia Pym Brings the Stories of Clothes to Life
The British textile artist employs brightly colored thread to emphasize everyday holes.
By Ali Morris
February 13, 2021
2 minute read
Recent studies attest to what the crafters among us have known for a long time: that the rhythmic, repetitive nature of knitting, crocheting, and needlework makes people feel happier and more relaxed. For London-based textile artist Celia Pym, working with her hands is more than a stress-relieving pastime—it’s instinctive. She grew up in a family where repairing damaged textiles was a practical part of everyday life; since 2007, darning has been her primary focus.
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