Sunday, November 27, 2005

better from the back

First - a photo to explain what I have been doing these past two weeks. I may be totally sick of little wool bits by Saturday, but at least there will be many bundlies and softies for sale. If anyone is in the Toronto area the cider will be warm and the uniques gifts plentiful!

The new creative dilemma I've hit is this: while embroidering my own "birdbabies" for cushions I have fallen in love with the backside of the embroidery. This happens to me often, I generally like quilts from the back with all the threads hanging loose and the seams fraying (I'm a deconstructionist at heart.) I will finish these pillows as they should be, but I think in the new year I'm going to work with this usually ignored side. Once the sale is over it's on to less functional diversions to give my brain a shake-up. I have attached one of the birds, front and back - anyone else smitten with the back?


lyn said... [Reply to comment]

Definitely !
I usually like the 'wrong side' of knitting too, I think you should certainly go with it, I for one would love to see what you come up with.

scarbie doll said... [Reply to comment]

I agree. You should go with it. I am also a deconstructionist at heart. I think the key is to find a middle ground between polished and unpolished.

Marla said... [Reply to comment]

I love the back just like I like seeing the transfer behind the embroidery on old pillowcases, and wondering how the image would differ if it had been followed to the millimeter.