Friday, 8 June 2012
I'm ready now...at last, to start work on the front of the "Hope Chest". The top, sides and back are almost finished, and now I have worked out the contents of two of the drawers....the third still is a bit of a mystery, but will evolve as I go along. I never plan everything, prefering to let it grow and evolve as I go along. It always develops from an emotion, and the "story" I am writing about the specific piece of work. Pictured here are some of the early 1900 hand assembled Tape Lace motifs, with some beautiful old mother of pearl buttons which have inspired the initial design The buttons have all been chosen for their sheen and iridescence and are very old ones.... I seem to have collected a very large amount of these over the years, and at last shall use some!