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Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011
Soooo soft and pretty! Thanks again!
Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011
Gorgeous! Now I need ones for the baby boy!
Too Bad You Can't Hear Wool On The Radio
I was thinking about the stories of the men and women who owned the sweaters before I bought them at Goodwill or Thrift Town or wherever we finally met up. I imagined those people had stories that maybe they got to tell and maybe they didn't. I started to feel like a curator of personal lore, even though I didn't know what the stories were. Because when someone gives something up, it's often loaded and heavy. Occasionally, it's light, sometimes it's just housecleaning. But other times it's: "I had to leave my home in a hurry," or, "I died." Then I took it one step further and wondered what the wool would tell me if it could, where the sheep had lived and what they witnessed. I got preoccupied with travel. I love the possibility that one of my items has been a world traveler, either on a sheep or on a man's back, even carried along in the knapsack of someone who just traveled in her mind. I love that pieces of my pieces have slept in fields for one reason or another, and might again.
So, between my love of wool -- a magic material, durable, warm, water-resistant, shape-shifting, resilient, and able to bond with itself -- and my desire to hold the story of everyone involved, I just had to wonder what story the wool would choose, if everyone was tuned in to hear it sing.
This was all in the back of my mind when I was corresponding with a friend, and I was describing what I do with my sewing and how I feel about it, and I was wishing I could communicate more about it, show more of my own story in it, have more of a voice. And I said, out of the blue because often real communication is just a mystery: "too bad you can't hear wool on the radio," and in saying it I had done what I was wishing I could do.
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I live in Oakland, California, where my big passion is raising my family with my best husband :). My next quite large passion is sewing with mostly recycled materials and some new materials and then selling what I make.
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