Wednesday, 19 November 2014

words of wisdom







I was inspired to stitch this as I wanted to elaborate on my idea of little reminders and make something more detailed, a tactile textile book of sorts. A hand stitched, handbook, a manual for life, something to treasure and keep and be sought out when needed.  It's hard to capture all the details and quotes I've included, hence so many photographs, but I hope I've given you a sense of it .... I'm already gathering ideas for a companion piece called  'words of comfort......






19 comments:

marilyn stephens said...

As always such beautiful work, love the restrained colour palette and your delicate stitching, you are such inspiration. Marilyn xx

Mo Crow said...

thank you for sharing this beautifully made & deeply wise book

liniecat said...

So beautifully simple but strikingly wonderful : )

~ Dixie said...

A scroll of extraordinary beauty and wisdom. Lovely!

Esen Kaya said...

Words of wisdom - so poetic, so philosophical and so very true. Gentle, warm, comforting and hopeful too. :-) Beautiful work, look forward to seeing 'words of comfort' in the near future. :-) xx

Chyfey said...

I really love your scroll that has now become next years project ,one similar to your beautiful one.
This year Ive been involved in a fabric book page swap my theme was mermaids and the crazy quilt block challenge.
My CQ blocks are about to be made into their book with very similar quotes to your scroll on the back of each block and the mermaid book will have extra pages with mermaid poems,quotes .
I so love your style of textile work especially your colours .

bayou said...

Hello Christine, another special and beautiful reminder, I will never be tired to admire all your tiny details. Have started a birthday gift and it will be like what we did in the workshop. Lovely memories of that very day, I think it was the best day of the whole year 2014-but the year is not over yet ;-)

Susan Hemann said...

what a wonderful gift to yourself!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What an exquisite little needle worked book with inspiring words of wisdom.

Beautiful ~ FlowerLady

bea said...

thank you for this piece of art and warmth and wisdom.

Coby Lange said...

I love your workbut want to let you knowthat the link is not correct there is 1 http too much. http://http//agroupgathering.blogspot.co.uk/
greetings.

gentlework said...

Thanks Coby, I've amended the link!
Thanks to everyone else for your lovely comments. Cxx

Sweet Sue said...

every stitcher deserves to give themselves a treasure such as this. your scroll is peaceful, full of grace and stunning, all wrapped into one, congrats and thx for sharing:)

Deborah Darling said...

so pleased about your workshop with hope and elvis, I am going to see if I can make it, even though i moved to wales, I might be able to tie it in with a visit to my moms xxxxxxxx

gentlework said...

Hope you can make it to hope and elvis Deborah - it would be lovely to finally meet you xxxxxx

Mary Addison said...

Loved going back through your archives.
Beautiful work and very charming.
I would love it if you'd have a look at my blog
http://www.addisonembroideryatthevicarage.co.uk
with best wishes

Dee at The Carlton said...

What a beautiful roll of wisdom - your stitching is so lovely …

sylvia said...

just wanted tolet you know that I love your work sooooooo much!!
from Sylvia Extra

Idy said...

Beautifully inspiring!... delicate, fine stitching, so subtle color palette and touching sentiments... Thank you Christine for sharing your art / heart with us :)

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