Quote “From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts”. ~Honore de Balzac
As I come to the end of unpacking boxes and finding a home for some of my art work on the walls and equipment in the studio, I have been inspired to make some space, get the easel out and take up with some textile art again.
Last year I started on the Sewn Heart Series, a collective work representing how sewing, textiles and art form continues to come together for me. So I thought as I start work on other pieces to complete the series I will explore the theme using a variety of mediums and play with a few different techniques as I go.
This is the third in the series titled ‘My mothers Lesson’. In a collage of three simple pieces, using personal reflections, print on fabric and naive stitching this work highlights memories of my Mother teaching me how to sew on her Singer treadle sewing machine and my very first basic stitching steps which lead to a subsequent journey with sewing and relationship to the needle and thread. Cxx