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Gillena Cox

Stitch Haiga

Simply Haiku
March/April, 2004, v2n2

What is STITCHAIGA? Simply a new approach to illustrating haiku; using fabric scraps, which are machine stitched to form a picture. Different textures and different colours are used. In all of these pictures Gillena has used more than three different fabric

Gillena Cox, the inventor of Stitchaiga, lives in St. James, Trinidad of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was born in 1950. In 1971 she married Anthony Cox; they have two children, a daughter named Yanda, and a son named Khama.

She is now retired and spends her time taking nature photos, painting and drawing, and writing poetry. She also enjoys a challenging game of Scrabble.