A few weeks ago, I was reading the latest Piecework magazine and there was a very interesting article about the knitting in Tallinn, Estonia by Nancy Bush. It was extremely interesting to me because: (1) I knew that Eva was from Tallinn, and (2) I was knitting a pair of socks designed by Nancy Bush. Later that day, I went to Eva's blog and there she was showing a lovely pin cushion that she had been embroidering. We emailed about this happy coincidence, during which she told me that she couldn't get Piecework on line, so I copied the article and sent it to her. It was pretty much an effortless task, and look at what I now can cherish!! Thank you so much Eva!! It is even more wonderful than it appears here! Please tell everyone about it.
Two more gifts from a dear friend:
My friend Polly traveled to Africa several years ago and has shared many of her experiences with me. I had hoped to accompany our Rector and his wife a month ago when they went to Tanzania to visit their daughter Sarah, but then those plans fell through for various and sundry reasons. Polly knew how disappointed I was, because I had really wanted to spend countless hours in the markets inspecting beads and fabric. So, a few weeks ago, she gifted me with the above beautiful fiber cards that she had purchased while she was in Kenya. I was just bowled over!! The technique used to produce these cards appears to be very similar to that which was used in the making of the fabric I showed you in my last post. Since the two countries are quite close to one another, I am thinking that the natives employ similar techniques. Does anyone know more about this? If so, please share with us.
YES WE CAN!