I thought particularly of the cloth ornamentation in paintings by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. I wish he could have taken a good look at all the interesting stitches! And when I see this, I feel a little regret that I did not keep up with the sewing my mother taught me as a child. At 82, she is still a grand needlewoman (and gardener and much else) and has recently bought a new 4-harness loom.
|Here's the stitched union of two towns, one in Ireland |
and one in Italy! Mountmellik and Casalguidi, 2006
|Mixed silk and metal |
with Christ the King crown and pansy wreath, 2005
Let's see; there's Celtic-looking triune fish symbol
surmounted on an anchor that somewhat resembles the☧Chi Rho.
Ichthys and anchor go back to the 1st Century A. D.
as Christian symbols.
Be sure and click to see the larger version.
|Goldwork with dove of the Holy Spirit, 1995|
This time with a butterfly, emblem of the soul.
|Hardanger (Hardangersøm), 1992|
I was given a piece of drawn whitework
by my mother--handed down from her grandmother.