'Hand II', thread sketch
Some people sketch with pencils whilst others prefer pens. The only way I can 'draw' is with a needle and a bit of thread. Painstakingly, I draw out my ideas on a piece of linen. Simple, minimal line drawings.
I started to learn embroidery when I was 10 years old. It was my mother's way of keeping my out of mischief on the rainy days when I had a habit of dismantling everything in sight. Sadly, she never did have the chance to teach me all she knew. A debilitating accident took away her deft needlework abilities and I just couldn't bring myself to ask her for lessons again. Since then, I have dabbled with the craft over many years and only recently have I picked up my needle and thread with the intention of 'sketching' on fabric once again. I mix traditional methods with a more personal rebellious modern approach.
'Hand' is inspired by my obsession with the form of our hands. The way our lifestyles shape and age them. The way they communicate our life stories. Their very capability for creativity, love, vice and virtue. They convey our talents, our intents and desires. They even have a sort of memory of their own.
It would would make a heartfelt addition to an art wall or any inspirational space.
Burgundy cotton thread on unbleached organic Japanese cotton/linen. Framed within a 5" wooden hoop, neatened at the back with acrylic felt and card.
Ready to post. You will receive it beautifully packaged - of course!