Knitting and Sewing

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 fashioned into a 
  woven 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 a quilt in 
floral pink, 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 pieces of fabric together to form a quilt 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 the 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 MotherJane 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 recieved at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade

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CARD  Printed on 240gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 card (frame not included). The poem is placed in a protective cellophane wrapper and posted flat in a cardboard backed envelope.

PAPER SCROLL & PRESENTATION BOX – Printed on 100gsm high quality lightly textured ivory matte A4 paper, tied with navy ribbon in an ivory card presentation box.                      

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Digital Download £17.00
 Card  £19.95
Paper Scroll & Box £24.95