For the Love of Stitching 576

For the Love of Stitching 576

free form hand embroidery This is the first area on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Every easter the Folk Federation holds the National festival here in Canberra. We all go and we all connect with old friends over musical instruments. Jerry plays violin (or fiddle) and Eve plays mandolin. That year she was able to fly home to work in and enjoy the festival.

For years the logo for years was a violin covered in aboriginal like drawing. This was on one of Jerry’s old tee shirts.  Worn thin with age I decided to keep to logo and fused it to sampler. There have been many happy hours in our family as result of folk music and this bit of material ephemera points to those hours.

Around it I added freeform embroidery. The violin straddles two pieces of fabric. Both pieces are tea towel linen that has been hand painted and dyed. You cant see the join because the violin and embroidery hides it.


The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimeters), or  32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…

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All posts in the series are in the category  the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.


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