Thank you Mr Finch! …and thank you Selvedge!
Looking out the window for any movement of time....the Selvedge Newsletter is a welcome sight.
Here in Southern Oregon, it is the perfect time to be prepping the beds, sprouting seeds and getting bulbs in the ground....so I was delighted to see Mr. Finch's 'sprouting bulbs' shared in Selvedge.
• • • Thank You Mr. Finch!!!
Something to make us smile is reason enough to take up a needle and thread.....so for your afternoon making session, Here is a link to the spring bulbs (and a pattern), Mr. Finch is making in his studio. A very inspiring textile creator, you will no doubt be inspired by a tour around his website studio too.
Rummaging for fabrics, trims and string, then creating some collaged fabric was my start. Another creative textilian, Gayle Ortiz, (whose passion involves a lot of cashmere), made this sweet, bulb sculpture in her favorite soft knit. Oh yeah...way more fun to make with friends too!
I do love making parts...just like in cooking when the outcome of flavors will have more depth if combinations of ingredients are worked first (ie. marinated, grilled, pickled etc), I took that approach to my bulb making=The bulbs were created first and set aside while the sprouting greens were next. Each section was stuffed, then sewn together by adding fabric selvedges as a trim. The 'roots' are a brilliant touch Mr. Finch! SO many things can work. I choose white school string from mine and Gayle's roped ones are lovely and a great texture!!
Display is often a quintessential aspect of making- In this case, assorted glass jars was the perfect, playful finish and very fun on my Easter table this week.
Thank you Selvedge for continuing to share such a beautiful array of textiles, artists and stories with us online and in the issues on our bookshelves.
Much as I feel compelled to put these sprouting bulbs in the ground…I might need to wear one as a corsage on a favorite, gardening attire!
Please share the creative seeds you are planting with everyone around you this spring....we will all be better for it. Diane
And once again.. Thank you Mr. Finch!