I love how much my middle child craves to sew. -> L - O - V - E it. He asks me all the time if he can free motion stitch or hand embroidery. He had a homework assignment to do something artistic to describe what happened in a chapter of a book he's reading. The book is, 'A Stranger at Home'. In the chapter, the Inuit girl gets sled dogs. He asked if he could please sew it. (YES!) I took him to my drawers of hand dyed sky fabric from Dahn Casselman of Whitehorse, Yukon. He picked an awesome arctic sky scene and away he went.
He stitched out the girl on her sled with a line of Huskies. (Love those tails.) It's all continuous line drawing. Brilliant. He really rocked the free motion part. If you look, there are no long or short stitches. They are all even. He's ten. He has total control when you does this.
I love how un-intimidated he is by the sewing machine. (He looks sad in the pic, but he was just down with a cold.) Igloo complete, horizon outlined, edging done.
I love that he signed it!! : ) That was his idea. What a natural. Isn't that cute!?
Way to go Liam! xo
* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park
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