Monday, February 15, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day from Isaac
Isaac was visiting on Friday and wanted to sew. When I said yes he dove underneath the sewing table and found the box to lift up the pedal, and got himself all ready to go. After he had worked on a new collage for a while I realized -- the day after tomorrow was Valentine's Day!
So I found a piece of beautiful hand dyed red fabric sitting on the work table, and cut out two hearts. Found a piece of hand dyed hemp that had never been put away since I worked on a project, and cut it down to work with the hearts. Told Isaac that he could make something beautiful for his Mommy for Valentine's Day. Then he found some sparkly gold sequin fabric on the sewing table (do you begin to see a theme here? when you never clean your studio you don't have to look very hard for your raw materials).
I changed to red thread, which occasioned an explanation of how the sewing machine uses two threads and the second thread comes from the bobbin. He was particularly excited at the intermediate step when we had red thread below and green thread on top.
Then he sewed and sewed and sewed and sewed until the hearts were nicely stitched down. He would sew to where he wanted a sparkly gold square, and I would cut it out of the backing and put it in front of the needle. He sewed and sewed and sewed some more until he was done.