The first from Margene of zeneedle is a swatch she knitted. The story behind it and the garment this was created for is over on her blog can be found here . The scan doesn’t really do justice to this little piece.
The second is a selection of bobbins from Laren of The Needles Excellency a fellow Australian and historical embroiderer.
Now I am going to have to knuckle down and do some Photoshop work over the weekend, hopefully I will have a ‘postcard’ done by then. I have been thinking seriously about turning the web associated with this project into a hypertext narrative. By that I mean that within the stories people can click on key words which would lead them to another story that was similar in some way – in that story another key word would lead them to another narrative and so on. It would be a bit of ramble, but conversations in sewing groups are like that. Someone says one thing then someone else adds another, which leads someone else to remember a similar incident and so the conversation weaves. I would also have to provide a single easy to print document too although the ‘journal’ part of the project could easily be printed. I am just wondering if people would enjoy an interlinked project or if they would simply click into a few layers and then leave. It is hard to judge without trying it. I think the graphics would have to be very luscious to make it work. In other words the graphics would act to make something that little bit more clickable and keep people reading.
There could be a number of entrance points to the project which could even be randomized so that every time someone visited they were presented with a different page. That’s the way I am thinking at the moment, any comments?