Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Song of the Shirt: Bird Song

Using fragments of 19th century fine cotton lawn and pieces from the shirt quilt, this 41x41cm hand stitched work shows mother and her two baby birds lifting their voices in song....The Song of the Shirt (by Thomas Hood):
With fingers weary and worn,
With eyelids heavy and red,
A woman sat in unwomanly rags
Plying her needle and thread


Sandy Mastroni said...

this is so beautiful
I am enjoying your blog so much , and so grateful that you have LARGE photos so I can stare at every wonderful stitch
I found you through Sea Angels
I'm happy I found you !!!

Ellen said...

Hello Sandy and thank you for your lovely comment :) I am always pleased to hear from people.
I love Sea Angels pages and first met Lynn last year at the New Designers show.