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stitching generations

decke1 When my great-grandfather passed away last year I received some embroidered tablecloths my great-grandmother made. Some are worn out and mended, some have broken stitches (like the red mushroom heads above), but all are so carefully stitched by hand.decke2 Sadly I don't have a tablecloth of my mother's elaborate embroidery. I adored her blue stitches when I was a child and I still see her on that sunny bench in summer at my grandmothers house embroidering while we play around the garden. decke3 This is a great example of what happens if you put a n old wool embroidery into a modern washing machine. The surface stitches felt and pull together the fabric underneath. I wonder if you can't use this effect on purpose... horse2
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drawing with needles
embroidery |
2015/03/04

drawing with needles

My daughter stood still for a scribbled portrait some month ago. She was so excited that I could really do this, that she made me draw a portrait of her....


The baby knit kit
knitting |
2015/02/24

The baby knit kit

The last week my knitting was all baby knits. A friend of mine is expecting and it's her first baby so she will need some baby knits, right? It started so...


family history
chitchat |
2014/11/03

family history

Last week I received a huge pile of boxes from my great-grandfathers house who passed away recently. He was an artist, gardener and loved to make jokes.