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Diva/Crone Fabric Embellisment Stitch Along

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Good ideas sometimes come in batches. 

You know what I mean, all sorts of great ideas flying around in your head and who has time to act on all of them, so you pick and choose. This project started in my head a few months ago and I needed to learn how a 'stitch along' went. So the easiest thing to do was to jump in a do a quilt along. So I joined up with Carol at Just Let Me Quilt to do her blog hop called "Bowls With Borders" and so do go and check it, it should be a wild and interesting variety of interpretations of her paper pieced pattern called Bowls With Borders. 

So this lead me to thinking again about a  blog stitch along and I mused and twisted my mouth in trying to figure out one I'd really like to do was something earthy, spiritual slightly and about empowerment of women! 

We women have had a hard time gaining ground in politics, jobs and financial empowerment. But most of all, we are so resilient and provide comfort to many. Our families are the result of efforts while we have worked outside the home or in the home. We are mothers, daughters, grandmothers and single aunts and cousins.

This great read in a BBC online newsmagazine tells alot of the power of the love of a mother.




I've also been reading a book for several years now called "The Crone-Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power b y Barbara G. Walker" the copy I have was published in 1985. I came across it when I was taking courses at Vancouver Community College in 2009. I love old book stores and unfortunately, I don't remember the little used book store I found this book, but what a book. I recommend it!


Anyway, I wanted to interpret the profound impact this book had on me in fabric! I friend of mine passed on this found and frugal art piece to me a few years ago, its been calling to me every since.

Then I thought of my sister's one time piece made 20 years ago, but I treasure it!


So the idea here is this, interpret your inner diva, in what ever way you can from taking three woolen or cotton scarves, braided together to make  your Diva/Crone talisman for your special place, your sewing room or your living room. 

You can start with any three scarves to make your diva/crone figure. Any length of scarves is your call. Then follow along with me as we interpret the various stages of growth we've lived since birth. So I interpret my braided diva as the baby-me at the very bottom and moving along up the braid to woman I am today. 

Work with me here, I know this braid doesn't look like much, but imagine it embellished up the braid in any way your want, just try to interpret the following areas of a female's growth.


Here is a close up of the top where my adult self will be interpreted!

This is an experience, not a project. Its about facilitating the expression of you own growth as a child, a young woman, and finally as an adult. It  might make you feel interesting feelings and open door to the inner diva that maybe hasn't had an opportunity to see the light of day. 

If you are interested and want to participate, try and find the book first, order it online or at another use book store. We'll start this in early October and I'll post a listing of all the blogs participating and if you don't have a blog and want to participate, just email me your documented experience with no more than five photos and I'll post it for you on my blog.

I can hardly wait to see who wants to participate? Your comment here is the indication of participation.

All the best,

Carli

4 comments :

  1. I'll be watching with interest how you proceed with your project. Unfortunately, I have my hands full with my current Mother & Child piece.

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  2. Hi Debra, I know you are so busy, any comments you want to make as I go along is great, you have a big project there!
    carli

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  3. Hi, Carli. Interesting project. Thinking about this, I found it painful to excavate memories and express them. Hmmm. Looking forward to seeing how you develop this!
    best, nadia

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    1. Nadia,
      So nice to have you drop by to read and explore my blog. So far, this Diva/Crone has begun recieving donations from women I know. Interesting pantyhose, silky under garments and more scarves have wound through the women friends I know and so we'll see how it comes together.
      All the best,Carli

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