My Lady surrounded by antique buttons, painted lace & silk ribbon french knots.
What better way to be inspired than by the master artisans of the 1700s and 1800s. She has her hand on her cheek as if to say, "What will I do next?"
A fabric book of art. I took cross-stitch fabric from the package, still folded, I found to be the perfect size, so I bound the book with a buttonhole stitch and began to reveal the female artisans who lived 100s of years ago.
A neighbor opens her window to invite us in, "What shall we do today?" she asks.
I've discovered my couching foot again and I love to machine stitch through paper.
We'll sit in the garden and stitch beautiful silk ribbon roses and fly stitches by hand and to finish it off we'll embroider even more on our machine.
Tat, tat, tat and the making of lace, wooden bobbins everywhere.
Fly stitches, stitched letters by machine, silk-ribbon roses, hidden and painted things
"You know this art we must not let it die," she says, the female artisan who loves to paint and sew, never with idle hands, always creating,
"We shall teach and inspire them again!"
Organza, raveling muslin, couched ribbon, buttons and paint.
page spread 5-6
Spinning wheels go round and round in a community of spinners and weavers.
In ways, we are coming back to this.
Silk ribbon rosebuds growing on a vine with large purple bottonhole twist bouillons.
Close up -- silk ribbon roses on crinoline
Close up - Large silk flowers using a wider ribbon
Close up -- Large wrapped bouillon flowers
Page Spread - Pages 2-3
Or we could just go outside and play some games!
Angelina fibers underneath painted lace, silk ribbon and buttons
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