Friday, February 19, 2010
The beauty of stitch
Hi dear friends,
You know the nature of stitch is so honest and beautiful. It never fails to delight me. Like many things that are intrinsically beautiful you can never fully explain what it is that touches you about them - to me it is a hidden soul that allows you to glimpse it now and then.
Like wood that is so very much a spirit house and holds such depth of feeling.
If you look in and around your home you will find there are items that you have just loved forever. They travel with you no matter where you shift to. Sometimes when you find a new item you seem to see into it - a piece with such value because of how it makes you feel.
I strive to create work that holds these elements and the use of stitch, both hand and machine, helps to facilitate this.
If you are a feltmaker, consider adding machine and/or hand stitching - you can turn a ho hum piece of work into something really special.
I hope that your endeavours are bringing you much satisfaction this week in whatever medium you are currently addicted to!