Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Stay in touch
This piece of work was made when a textile group I belonged to decided to have an exhibition using 'hands' as a topic. I considered all sorts of things such as one son's hands playing his guitar or the other son playing the organ.
Another idea I thought of using was a mural on a building I photographed in Sydney, Australia of four hands coming together in friendship. I will see if I can find this one and post it.
In the end I decided to use an idea I had after reading an extract of book of President Roosevelt's letter to his son, one starting Dear Quenty Quee. This partly used free embroidery, some designs digitized and stitched using the embroidery module and the Bernina 180e with added handstitching to finish it off.
Here is a closeup.
At the time I was going to stitch a second piece using modern ways of 'staying in touch' thinking along the lines of mobiles and e-mails, so watch this space!