Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Can't bear to throw it away
Photo & tapestry by RLHall, ArtfulExpress, all rights reserved
I was searching for material, or something, to photograph some jewelery against and found this old country primitive style tapestry that I made when I was a teenager. It was wadded up in the bottom of an old box. This is the only tapestry I've ever done, I stuck to plastic canvas or hook rug 'kits' after that! It seemed like such a lot of work to me and not as fun as playing with paper.
I used to sew my own clothes, and anything else I needed that I could think of a way to make. I've made many quilts, camping equipment and did embroidery, etc. But I only sew occasionally now, usually small projects or hand-stitched embellishments. Sewing by hand is soothing somehow and I love textiles, but I seldom use my machine anymore.
Maybe when I gain a little more space in the art room at the house (I plan on tearing out two closets and opening up part of a wall through to the den) I will be able to leave my machine set up and ready to go...then I may tend to use it more often! But if I could only bear to throw away things like that old not so well done tapestry, I might have more work space...
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