vrijdag 24 oktober 2008
The quilt Leaves I started also during the holidays. It is almost finished except voor de tunnels on the back for the hanging. (not one of my favorite things, especially when I forgot to stitch one side and I have to do both sides by hand) The basis is an batick fabric that I made a while ago, combined with another dyed fabric. The colours where beautiful together, it looked like they where made for each other. I wanted to embroider a text over the allready quilted piece with copper, unfortunately the picture doesn't show well, and I have a long search for the right text. Finally I choose a lyric from Bob Marley:"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds" Beautiful text; for me it means finding peace in your head, set free your mind so that energy stays for other things. Sometimes my textile work gots overruled by things that par example happens on my job and I can't get rid off in my head. Finding a balance between the two is so very difficult.