02 May 2010
Woven Cloth - Day 3
As I work on the woven cloth, I've been thinking a lot about how I work creatively and about what inspires me. Sometimes I envy those that create these great works of art with deep meaning and wonder if I can ever create such a work.
Then I get sidetracked by whimsy, adding things like felt bunnies to my block, and playing with interesting stitches.
I stitch trails of flowers because I love flowers and because I've fallen in love with this variegated pearl cotton the picks up the blues I've used in this block so well.
I stitch hearts of many colors and sizes because I'm having fun playing with padded applique and different fabrics. Also because I've loved the hearts I've seen in the handwork that others have done and simply because I just like the shape of hearts!
Maybe someone else can see the "deep meaning" behind the stitching on my blocks, but for me, it comes down to the joy of creating, the peace of stitching away with my kitty companions at my side and contentment at being able to create beauty by combining needle and thread with an assortment of scraps and tidbits of fabric that otherwise would be relegated to the rag bag. Rather like Rumplestiltskin spinning straw into gold, don't you think?