Monday, 8 August 2016
Wood and Thread
It's 7 degrees here today, SEVEN degrees!! Howling, freezing cold wind, cutting right to the bone. The ducks and chooks don't give a hoot, wandering around in orchard snapping up hapless bugs that lie half stunned by the rain and hail. There have been some amazing cloud banks coming towards us from the north-west, beautiful.
Would you like to see a joint work in progress? Six months ago I finished this raised embroidery and stuffed it into a drawer as I didn't know what to do with it. I rather like it, it's one of the few things I've made that I am very fond of. I had in mind to put it into a round wooden frame, but I couldn't find anything I liked, and eventually I asked my clever husband if he could possibly make me a frame using a piece of our jarrah. He set to work with the lathe and other tools, trying to shape it as I wanted. He got a bit upset when it started cracking, but I was actually rapt, as it gives it rustic look that I wanted. It isn't finished yet, Steve still has to work on the inner part of the frame, smoothing it off and staining it, and I have to stretch to embroidery over a round board, stitching it at the back to keep it taut. Then it can all be put together and popped on a wall somewhere in the house. I love that we've both had a part in the making of this. :-)