Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Inspirational commitment to embroidery is demonstrated by these Hungarian men. Would it be too much to hope that we might all look as good as this again? If all the time we spent fiddling with iPhones and PSP's and DS's and watching soccer fixtures and Top Gear and Jamie Oliver was spent embroidering, imagine how good we would all look. I think it could happen.
Friday, 2 October 2009
This was done for the significant birthday of a friend. It is possible that there is too much going on here. I need someone to take these things away from me when I have done enough. I have used some silver metal thread here. It is difficult to work with, but gives an interesting, slightly ecclesiatical look to the patterns. Almost all Palestinian again, with just a few shapes made up myself.
There, no scroll.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Apart from the casual scribbling of my shoes, this is the only thing that I have done that I can wear so far. My ambition is for us all to be able to go out embroidered as a family. It is longer than it looks in this picture, possibly a bit too long.
You can see that one end is not made from Palestinian patterns, it is a mess of my own.