I have my mother to thank for introducing me to a wonderful world of colour in crafts. Below is one of her creations.
|Traycloth embroidered by my mother|
Mum encouraged me, as a child. to make simple glove puppets out of felt, decorated with ric rac, ribbons, buttons, lace and my brother and I created little plays performed, crouched behind the settee which became the stage.
|Victorian collage |
made by my mother
|My patchwork throw - completed after many years |
having been downgraded from a planned bedspread
Unlkie my mother , I was hopeless at embroidery and gave up on my tortuous efforts to sew lazy daisy stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch and French knots on increasingly crumpled material - a reminder on what it must have been like for young girls to persevere at stitching their samplers centuries ago.
|Holidays in Bavaria and Paris captured in crossstitch|
My daughter's creative interest has turned to baking rather than crafts. As for my little granddaughter, she likes playing with the crochet squares I am currently assembling into a blanket especially those in her favourite colour - purple.
And it is using colour that characterises my pleasure in following in a small way the crafts passed on by my mother.
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