Friday, March 5, 2021

A Set of Original Embroideries

 I've been pushing myself lately to explore making some original embroideries. I wanted to start small and I wanted to do a subject matter that was bright and simple. I settled on this little set of citrus embroideries: lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange. It was really nice to see a project like this through from start to finish and it has given me confidence to keep going and exploring other original designs.

I've also been thinking a lot about what it is I like about the crafts I do (whether knitting, embroidery, sewing...) and trying to be mindful of spending my time on aspects I enjoy. For example, in knitting I really enjoy colorwork and cables... in embroidery I enjoy colorful pieces with some complexity. As I've stretched into original designs for both, I also want to be thinking about the meaning behind them (which feels dangerously close to taking myself a little too seriously). But I find myself drawn to images of the home and women's work, as embroidery and knitting are often considered "women's work". My economics research is on, in some respects, women's unpaid labor.

These embroideries are available in my shop. You can also follow the link in the horizontal navigation bar above or click on the Etsy logo. 

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