Something special: a newborn baby. As this baby’s mother was preparing to give birth I wanted to be making – making, thinking, linking with my friend. The calm, meditative repetition, the gentle focus.
An opportunity to collaborate with another friend too – Alison Harper, another Brunel Broderer. I made the granny squares (first ever, slightly awry, combining colour and shape as I went along) and Alison pieced them all beautifully together, adding decorative borders too!
Wrapping a baby – welcoming, protecting, warming…
Pom poms feature in some current work of Alison’s – have a look at this post and others about the power of a simple textile skill to brighten lives.
Wonderful wool from Wool, Bath
Oh – and glimpses of my mother’s tapestry cushions too!