This is so beautifully done.
“in a war someone has to die” embroidery for this collection: http://www.hannebang.com/page23/page23.html
Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem.
In prisons all across the UK, inmates are filling their hours embroidering highly-crafted cushions, bags, pictures and patchwork quilts. The work is of a superb quality as prisoners are taught and supported by volunteers from the Embroiderers and Quilters Guild .
The prisoners are paid for their work, which is then sold around the world.
the shop here
this time they’re friends.
a sweater gift for my little niece that used to be afraid of the big bad wolf.
does this say ”the life so short- the craft so long to lerne”? really? i can’t figure out the last word. if it’s “lerne” then i’m sad.
EDIT: Detective Drew googled it. it’s a Chaucer quote. so it’s ok.
I made this before I bought a life-changing Magical Purple Fabric Pen, so needed to wash the pencil marks out, hence the soapiness. This now belongs to my friend Marion - fellow embroiderer and analog photographer.
I had a great time at the market today; sold lots of stuff, met lots of people and took orders for the next time. I made enough money to have Lola spayed and have a little bit left over, too! Thanks to everyone who was nice enough to purchase something.
love this blog and all the work on it. fantastic lady.