Knitting and Sewing, Quilting and Tatting

The rhythmical sound of knitting needles creating a gossamer 
four ply silver grey and soft purple heather shawl,
quite a complicated pattern to follow after previously knitting 
a cable knit scarf, ready for the autumn fall,
 tatting using a shuttle, creating lace designs which can be 
woven into a bracelet of thread in metallic gold,
the delicate finish similar to the art of lacemaking using 
wooden bobbins or needles, the craft itself very old.

Sewing a printed tapestry using wool, or a counted cross stitch 
pattern, the silken threads colourful and rich,
using a hoop to stretch the cotton of an embroidered floral 
tablecloth using chain, stem and satin stitch,
the ornate black and wood frame of a pedal powered Singer 
sewing machine, revolutionary in it’s day,
making a summer dress in gauzy green polka dot, cutting the 
material and using a zig zag stitch so it doesn’t fray.

A rotary cutter and board prepares patterned and plain squares  
for the top layer of a quilt in cream and cornflower blue,
a modern quilt design with a colourful border of spring tulips 
and decorative butterflies in every shade and hue,
sewing the patterned fabric together then pinning the batting, 
  pleased with the effect of the different textiles,
stitching the layers together and adding a vibrant plain binding 
creates a treasured quilt in country cottage style.

A cutting table full of blush pink silk effect fabric to replace 
old curtains that reach down to the floor,
the lining and header tape needing to be stitched, pressed and 
hung from the metal rail above the patio door,
working with wool, embroidery silk, cotton and scraps of 
colourful fabric, the art of creating you loved so dear,
when I picture you contentedly sewing, knitting or quilting, 
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

Beloved Mother  Jane Farthing 1929 – 2107

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of knitting and sewing.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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