Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The moment

There has been so many demands on our time and energy over the last months that already we are in the middle of July.  I feel a need to slow down , take time to reflect and so have decided now is the moment to fulfil a dream of really studying hand embroidery. I stay motivated when I have small  defined steps and so am joining in with a weekly challenge of learning or experimenting with one stitch a week at "Take a stitch Tuesday" You can follow the teaching resources and my own  efforts here or on my pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/heronscroft/take-a-stitch-tuesday/

week 1 Fly Stitch
I sat in the orchard and marvelled at all the different grasses. So using a piece of vintage cotton |I had rust dyed I tried to replicate the forms just using fly stitch.
I felt very rusty myself hand embroidering ! But time seemed to slow and I enjoyed the process. I was reminded of the quote "The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

So I gave the piece a title "the moment"

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