Tuesday, March 17, 2009

hearts, spirals, crosses

I called this work "my pleasure" during the six months or so that I spent on the hand embroidery
Hearts, spirals and crosses were stitched without pre-meditation. I was reading The Mists of Avalon at the time and Morgaine (the heroine) made an embroidery while in a trance.
Embroidery like this can be worked on anywhere and does not require a specialized studio or equipment like other art/craft methods do. This lack probably hampers the acceptance of embroidery in the mainstream art world. My age at the time is one of the secrets hidden within the stitches. Can you find it? Can you find the other secret word?

4 comments:

Fioleta said...

Thank you for even more detailed close-up.

The Avalon series sounds interesting, I'll add it to my reading list.

Anonymous said...

Sex 43 ???

KnitNana said...

Truly exquisite work!

Judy Martin said...

Age - 43 when I stitched this.
One of the reasons I love quilts so much is because they carry meaning about all those life passage things we do in bed.
So yes - this quilt was about that 'other' thing humans do there.
sex