- Category: In The Studio
- Published on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:54
I've been in the studio many, many hours working on a new idea. It involves lots of obsessive work, which takes a lot of time and can be frustrating. As I was working along recently I remembered a box of old fabric that I inherited and which was stored up on a high shelf. It's perfect for what I'm making. These are fabric scraps saved by my great grandmother from her quilting days. She was actually an all-around artist. She painted in oils as well as practicing almost every form of needle arts. I have several old quilts, framed needleworks, tablecloths, and paintings of hers. As the designated sewist and artist of the family they came to me when the various homes were cleaned out. I'm am so lucky to have them! Like me, she saved even the tiniest of fabric scraps - Yankee thrift was successfully handed down through the generations! I'm thinking of my great grandmother, Stella Mae Page, as I sew with these scraps in a decidedly untraditional way. It's amazingly appropriate to have her materials to work with.
What am I making you may ask? Well, I'm keeping it a secret for now. In my head it's a fabulous idea and I'm working diligently to bring it to fruition. For now, a couple of hints. The picture below is what my studio floor looks like at the moment. Also, my last post provides some hints.
I look forward to the time when I can show some finished work. Until then, it's back to the studio.
Until next time -