Friday, 29 August 2014

Reminders





I made these little fabric tokens for myself several years ago now. They were a source of comfort at a difficult time. The one in the middle is made from a tiny vintage collar and the other two are epaulettes from an old shirt, which of course, being me, I couldn't throw away. Words are very powerful, they can hurt, they can comfort and inspire and remind you of things that are important. Lots of people collect words, they may keep a notebook of phrases or quotes that mean something to them or nowadays most people will have a Pinterest board full of inspiring words. I like to stitch words that are important to me.

14 comments:

Murgatroyd said...

Such beautiful pieces C & what a great idea to stitch words of encouragement to draw on in challenging times. So pleased you've shared them. x

Dee at The Carlton said...

That is truly beautiful & inspiring - what a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing x

TIC tics said...

Très belle idée de messages secrets ! Bravo !

Tante Mali said...

What a fantastic and heart touching idea! Love this work!!!
Have a wonderful time and a happy happy weekend
Elisabeth

bayou said...

Never I have seen something so small but beautiful, Christine. Perhaps I should change from card making to little stitched words instead?

Marci said...

Wonderful!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful idea, so glad they were a comfort to you.

epocktextiles said...

so beautiful

Mo Crow said...

you have the most sensitive and gentle touch, Gentlework indeed!

Denise Litchfield said...




I can exhale...

Right now, when nothing, and I mean

NOTHING

excites me in the world of hand made, I flash onto your page from Facebook and all is again made bright and new.

Thank you.

gentlework said...


Thank you for commenting, it means a lot and I appreciate all of your thoughtful words - I nearly didn't share these,because of their personal nature, I'm glad I did xx

Karen Larko said...

WOW! A friend saw these and was telling me about how wonderful they are. She was so right! Lovely idea and beautiful work!!!

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Oh Oh Oh! These more than anything else I have seen of your work provoke such an emotional response and it is obvious how much they meant to you, so thank you for sharing something so personal. Your work truly inspires me!

Tam said...

These are amazing and beautiful. I discovered pictures of your work that were shared on Pinterest, and I'm having such a pleasant time strolling through your posts. Gentle work indeed!!