Monday, October 20, 2008

The Confessions of A NeedleWorker

From 20th, Nov 2007
The NeedleWorker
Exdous 35:35
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work."

While I like to call myself a Tapestry Maker, because my work does tell its own story. But to be honest, I am really NeedleWorker, enjoying the major of needle, colourful threads and Aida fabric. Tapestrry Makers are weavers; my is stitch work. A nd while I like the sound of tapestry maker, to be true to my craft, I shall call myself from now on a NeedleWorker. And like my aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, a fine one too. I love to see what comes forth from when thread means fabric. I prefer to make big pieces; that is when the story really unfolds.
I do enjoy designing my own patterns as gifts for birthdays, holidays, weddings, etc. Many people have asked me to create a work for them and they do pay me for the work I do.
For work I enjoy.
My flavorite is Teresa Wentzler. Her patterns are awesome and have the feel of an old fashion tapestry. There are very detailed and takes time, but I love her work and learn something new about myself with each piece of her I finish. Though it has been only two. With Mark in Iraq, Teresa's work will help get through many lonely hours.

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