My first memory of crafting is with my grandma. She was quilting by hand with an elegant sewing hoop. I remember the rhythm of her arms, the glint of the needle in the afternoon sun, while I played with a piece of thread and a stray downy feather at her feet. Grandma took me in her lap and carefully showed me how to use a needle and thread – how to create the union of the needle and fabric. My very first creation turned out to be a Xmas ornament on her tree – a ball of wadded white felt with zig zags of colored thread running through it.
Now, just as then, I love to play with color, lines, thread tension, and gathering fabric. In my souk, I continue to celebrate the way that crafting connects me to the feminine spirit. I celebrate the whimsical, the elegant, the extravagant that I find inherent in femininity.
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- Born on September 17
- Joined December 18, 2008