For the music video “Why You so Cold” UK artist Toni Buckby used the
traditional embroidery technique, Blackwork, for the stop motion stills.
This project took her a year to complete, stitching up to 10 hours a day.
The Blackwork technique entails using black twisted thread on a white
or off white open weave canvas.
The concept behind the work:
“The aim of the project for me was to document the process of making
without my body and the actions it is performing being recorded, echoing
the lack of self-awareness associated with being in a state of, what is
described by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as, ‘flow’, and, even
more fundamentally, conveying the anonymity of the craftsman.”