Rene’s fabric book Strolling the block is one of the best examples of “life writing” in fabric that I have seen. Each page of the fabric book is devoted to a month capturing her reactions to and the after math of the Katrina Hurricane. Thanks Rene for leaving a comment and guiding me to it!
I often ponder the notion of autobiography. In the past scholars of the genre encompass within their field of interest non traditional literary genres such as memoirs, the diary, letters, confession, oral history, daybook, documentary and travel writing. In this field however, another concept has gained currency. Scholars use the term “life writing” to describe non literary texts such as oral histories and readers here would be interested to discover that things like quilts, journal quilts, the Bead journal project, family photograph albums, scrapbooks and blogs could be described as form “life writing” as they are a type of memoir and represent personal histories. If anyone want to dig further into this I have been exploring resources provided by the Centre for Biographical Research It’s a huge field but an interesting one.
Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?
As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.
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