My First Love: Textile Style

My first love in the world of textiles and creating them was crochet.
When I was a little girl, my parents went to the neighbor’s often to sit and visit, taking my little sister and I with them.  This neighbor couple were much older than my parents, and were like surrogate grandparents to us girls.

Mrs. Schyberg was a prolific crocheter.  She almost always had a hook and yarn in her hand, and from as early as I can remember, I was fascinated by the beautiful items she created with this ages old technique.  Expecially the beautiful lace; doilies, edgings, and bedspreads.  I fell in love with those lace items, and many other things she made, and wanted to make them myself.

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The World is my Muse

 

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘muse’ as:

 

a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist

 

Truly, I derive inspiration for my projects from the world around me.  From the beauty of God’s creation, through the perspective of those who have recorded it.

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Linen & Lace

If I were to describe myself in the language of textiles, I would say that I am linen and lace, with a few denim days thrown in here and there.

I have been fascinated with lace since a very young age.  It is one of the main reasons I wanted to learn to crochet.  I wanted to be able to create the lovely, and sometimes lavish, trims I saw as edgings on pillow cases and antique clothing, as well as the beautiful doilies found scattered throughout homes in years gone by.

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