Friday, 9 January 2015

Stitching stories


If you'd like to see where I do my stitching and read a little bit about me, I am one of the featured artists on Ruth Ribeaucourt's beautiful blog, Rubanesque. You can read it here.

18 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have just recently discovered your blog and have been so much enjoying seeing your work. It was wonderful to go and read the interview and now I feel as though I've met you in person. Thank you!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Darling little corner by the window full of inspiration.
My area looks like the scene from The Wizard of Oz just before the house lands. Ha!
Happy New Year.
Susan

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a lovely blog post Ruth has shared with us. Your work has such a calm about it. I love the Vintage finds and the lovely way you design each little treasure. I only hope one day I could purchase something !!!! You have a lovely view from the window. Best Wishes to You and Yours for the New Year.

Tamara said...

That was a lovely way to learn more about you. Your work is so beautiful and heartwarming. Peaceful and encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings,
Tamara

Irene Donovan said...

Brilliant interview and wonderful work!

KC'sCourt! said...

Love your little craft space
Julie xxxxxx

Carrie B. said...

I just love your work spot Christine! I see how it would inspire.
I loved reading more about you and what drive's your inspiration and work. I just love your pieces and the muted soft aged colors just speak to me so much. I especially loved the little piece in the article that said no matter how dark the winter the leaves return. I live in a very cold part of the States and it's something I repeat to myself each winter. I would definitely be interested in purchasing that if it's something you would sell?

Starr White said...

I am so inspired by your approach to your work and the discipline you maintain to create your distinctive style. You have a clear vision and you stay true to it, and I admire that so much. I love how your studio, your work, your method, everything reflects a sense of the peace and calm that come from observing nature closely and quietly. thank you for sharing a peek into your creative world.

Starr White said...

I am so inspired by your approach to your work and the discipline you maintain to create your distinctive style. You have a clear vision and you stay true to it, and I admire that so much. I love how your studio, your work, your method, everything reflects a sense of the peace and calm that come from observing nature closely and quietly. thank you for sharing a peek into your creative world.

Susan Hemann said...

lovely blog post and now I understand why I cannot buy a piece of your work. I totally understand putting your heart and soul in your work. To bad I live in
Ohio, USA, I would love to have a cup of tea with you. I have been collecting vintage needlework since I was a child. Now if I find something I ask the owner if a relative made it and if there is a story to share. I cannot use most of them because they are recordings of womens' lives.

Conniecrafter said...

so neat to read about your journey through your creative work, just Beautiful!! I feel the same way about hand stitching there just seems to be more satisfaction for me.

blt said...

LOVE the article about you and your work. You have been so blessed with your talents. All your work always brings a smile to me. I feel calm and happy when I gaze at each stitch. Love seeing the dolls and their fashions.
Continue always to share your talents.

gentlework said...

Thank you for all your kind words, they are much appreciated. The 'leaves return' piece is sold, sorry Carrie...x

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I went back and read the article again. A girl after my own heart. Being an antique textile appraiser and working with a local auctioneer I've had many an opportunity to see some fantastic examples of quilts, samplers and such. But it is the little snippets left from the bodice of a child's shift handworked by a mother probably by lantern or gaslight, the dainty embroidery preserved on a special hankie or the simple monogram on a linen nightshirt that moves my soul...
To reuse and rework these long forgotten pieces is what more textile artists should aspire to.
Thank you Christine for giving the interview. Now if we can just convince you to perhaps open a little shop on Etsy or something so those of us so far away can enjoy a piece of your work!
Susan x

Mo Crow said...

such a tender interview that shines with your gentle deep heart & soul

martine eckert said...

What a chance to have this view from your window!

Roxanne said...

Your work is extremely inspiring and authentically represents what is discussed in the interview. I am a serious proponent of slow handwork, for all the same reasons.

Carrie B. said...

Thx for letting me know. Xo