|we can go for short walks now, as we did indeed do yesterday; humidity was between 70 and 75% which made for a heavy day, whew!|
|the shirt (which came into our household in a plastic bag full of clothes for the boys, as a basic white shirt, too small in the shoulders for them, but fitting me quite perfectly) has - after dyeing - been modified ever so slightly: the cuffs have been removed and are now used to line the newly formed V-neckline, two curtain ties have been turned into cuffs; I decided to turn the shirt inside-out, as I preferred the stitched result better on what was the inside; all has been sewn (on) with my favourite running stitch, in some spots criss-crossed, like a sort of weave, one tiny corner is an actual weave. At the back of my mind is Jude's class Considering Weave; one could say the shirt has been inspired by all the classes I have attended/am following: Contemporary Boro 2, What If Diaries and Considering Weave|
|still some stuff to be done: sew buttons on what has become the 'right' side, fasten the darts, maybe some extra stitching in certain spots|
"Should not every house possess at least one sampler? A real sampler, an example; every stitch that can be discovered being given separately. These for the use of all persons, not only for would-be embroiderers, but also for all those who would 'acquire a knowledge to enable them to appreciate the work of others', and thus add joy to their own lives."
Introduction of the catalogue for the Exhibition of Wessex Stitchery, Mrs. Forster 1934, page61
from: Early 20th Century Embroidery Techniques, by Gail Marsh 2011
ISBN 978 1 86108 820 8