Friday, 11 May 2012

Hand stitching


There is an incredibly beautiful store on Wray Avenue in Fremantle called Madame Bukeshla.  Walking in you feel like you have stepped away from the world into something so serene and welcoming you might never want to leave.  I'm not sure what the owner, Trish, has done to create this sense.  No doubt the delicious assortment of hand made things for sale, from clothing to pictures to stuffed toys is part of it, but the space itself also plays a role.  Go and experience it for yourself & you will understand what I can't get down in words.  

Trish started classes last term and this week I went to the first of four sessions.  One of the objectives of the sessions is to understand and develop some of our inner creativity.  The aim for the first class was to 'draw' an everyday household item using back stitch and embroidery thread on linen.  Nothing fancy, just to get the feel of getting down onto fabric what you can see in your mind's eye.  Scary for me who isn't so good at sort of thing!  Homework for the week is to think about if we have a symbol we use often in our creative space.  I have a few ideas as to what mine might be....

The lamp came out first and then the little red bear appeared alongside


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