Tuesday, August 31, 2010

needlework is not my forte

... neither is tatting or sewing. My mother does all things with fiber: sewing, smocking, tatting, crochet, knitting, spinning, bobbin lace, needlework, and probably some weird things that I don't know the names of. I draw, I paint, I photograph, I make paper... so, I'm sure I see something entirely different when I look at her mountains of craft supplies...







So, I'm in the middle of a project of photographing the sorts of things that I don't actually use to make things. Because there's a little bit of art in everything.

So, what's your craft?

10 comments:

slommler said...

I use all kinds of things to make my art...paint, photography, sculpture, etc.etc. I even use all the sewing paraphernalia because I do a lot of fiber sculptures. I too use handmade paper. Love that!
Hugs
SueAnn

→lisa said...

My favorite things are counted thread embroidery and papermaking.

I really like your photo of the embroidery floss labels, by the way. I'm always finding those things in the strangest places around here!

Catherine said...

I sewed on a button... once... :)

Give me paper, glue and glitter and I can whip you up something. I look forward to your "things that you don't use that can be used to make things" art. hee!

xo Catherine

Leyla Torres said...

I love your photos, particularly the one of the pins in this post.

Taking pictures is one of the things I enjoy a lot when preparing posts to to my blog.

My craft is origami and paper arts. I'm also a writer and illustrator.

Leyla

Diana said...

i Love needlework, embroidery to be specific. It can take soem time, but it's so worth it. i'm enthralled with the details.


ps- thanks so much for your sweet comment!

angelshair said...

I love needleworking, as I love painting. The thing I love to watch but am very bad at is photography. I am very bad at it :). Fortunately for me, there is photoshop, but it will never replace good photos.

Miss E said...

Wow you're lucky to be in a family who do so many crafts! Especially your mum's talents. I knit, learnt off my mum but would be even better if she knew more crafts to teach me!

cabin + cub said...

Great photos! Looking at that photo of embroidery thread reminds me that I have a huge giant tangled version in my craft closet... ugh... too lazy to untangle it...

R. J. said...

I love crafts and admire those people who have the patience for them. Good photos.

Frannie said...

Lovely photos Sarah! The embroidery thread is simply beautiful!
I love collecting fabric and sewing small items....especially hearts (in dedication to my grandmother).
With tons of inspiration from my grandson I am revisiting sketching,
drawing and watercolors.