Friday, February 5, 2010

Words in Textile Art

I had a lovely day today. Well pretty good anyway. I worked from Midnight to 8 am. Had a McDonalds breakfast in the car on the way home. I do like their coffee and a bacon and egg mcmuffin is surely nearly healthy. At home got changed and off to the South Australian Embroiderers Guild for my No Limits Group. We had a discussion on what we would do this year. We are going into our third year together and we always have a list of challenges for the year. I even get some done.
Long term friends Wendy and Emanda were there and as this is about the only time we get together these days it is always fun to catch up. We are doing a group project later in the year with words. One of the suggestions was to use limericks but I don't know any and it didn't really appeal to me. I prefer poetry myself and thought that you can't really go wrong with The Bard and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Oberon states in the play:

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell'd skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in

I can see this in panels of embroidery so I think this will be my suggestion and I might even just do it myself.

Then I slept the afternoon and early evening away and back to work.
So here I am back at work with my laptop to play with during my break. I have caught up on my emails, worked out the words to use and have a long term project to plan.
I had a look at my ideas journal yesterday while looking for my library books which I have put somewhere very safe and now can't find.
I did a design drawing with Alison Cole a couple of years ago and I might even make that as well. I have all the bits and pieces and the drawing.
I have finished two long term projects recently and I am going to bring my crocheting with me tomorrow night. I started a jacket last year and just have about 15 cm's of one sleeve left to do and I should be able to get a good bit of that done. I don't know why I complain about late shifts. I always enjoy them once I get organized and bring my projects with me.
Oh well back to the grindstone.

1 comment:

Jules said...

The embroidery sounds as if it will be realy interesting, look forward to see what you come up with!