Thursday, March 16, 2006

Poetry in Stitches


In 2005 I worked on a project called Poetry in Stitches organized by the National Needlework Archive . This linked up with a scheme to provide a booklet of poems in waiting rooms throughout the UK. The idea was to chose a favourite poem or one from the booklet and interpret it in some form of stitch.
I chose a poem about the blossom hanging onto the bough of a cherry tree despite terrible storms. Eventually the pieces will be displayed with a copy of the poem in various waiting rooms.At the moment the exhibition of the 100 works submitted is touring the country. I am looking forward to finding out where mine will be displayed - it would be fun to go and see it; if its not too far away. Hope its not in a dentists, not my favourite place.
I bonded silk and flax fibres with a combination of paper flowers and real leaves. These were machined in place. The cherry blossom was worked on water soluble material.

1 comment:

  1. They are beautiful..i need to dust down my sewing machine you have inspired me to get cracking - after a few months mental block

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