Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tjörn the island ........
Someone asked me today why I blogged (hej hej Britt Marie) - and I dont know why really. But it has been a good record of all the house moves, animal antics and not least a record of my art stuff.
This is the start of a piece of work for Tjörn - the island where I currently live. It has to be representative of Tjörn - now how tricky is that for a figure maker?
So my boats and the sea are just the beginning - this evenings work - it has to be finished by Friday!
I expect it will - I have yet to add Tjörn bridge and a few stitch details - then I am done.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
home woven and precious
I have just started 2 new hangings - involving vintage lino cuts ( unfortunately I do not know who or where they were cut) - paper and hand embroidery. But the best of all and by far the most precious is the background material. A hand woven bedsheet.
It is gloriously soft and sympathetic and bears a whole lifetime of history. I am having to be extra careful cutting into it and using it sparingly. It is delightful to work with.
Even the shadows of the material are fantastic.
A work made with love by an awe inspired embroiderer.
Recycling at its very very best.
The Last MsT
I have sold the last of my Ms T's . Sad but I may remake her one day - one day.
She has come a long way over the years - truly a development of style, character and work. They were both sold to a journalist who has bought them for her daughters Christmas presents. Strong women - she said - both daughters. And MsT fits the bill perfectly!
MsT is a strong character too .........I hope they both have good homes!