Saturday, September 15, 2012

Deciphering work composed in yarn and thread

I have been altering T-shirts recently, something I really enjoy doing.

I enjoy sitting outside and sewing by hand.  I have learned a lot from other artists' blogs.  One in particular comes to mind called: Electic-Meanderings  created by Deanna 7Trees.  Deanna's blog is filled with inspiration, how tos', and Deanna herself is one of the most encouraging people I have met in a long time.  I encourage you to visit her blog and become a 'follower' .

Shirts on my favorite rocking chair!

Much of the social history of early America has been lost to us precisely because women were expected to use needles rather than pens. Yet if textiles are in one sense an emblem of women’s oppression, they have also been an almost universal medium of female expression. If historians are to understand the lives of women in times past, they must not only cherish the Anne Bradstreets and Martha Ballards who mastered the mysterious ways of quill pens, they must also decipher work composed in yarn and thread.”

–Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

1 comment:

  1. i just love what you did with these t-shirts, Patti. i especially love that ruffle around the neckline. and thanks for the compliment and linking to my blog.