Saturday, March 24, 2012
A Place Called Home in Creating Country Threads Vol 12 No 10
The stitchery was inspired for me by the Vera Lynn wartime classic "White Cliffs of Dover". I thought about the feeling of returning home after a long absence, and about the emotions coming home brings up in you.
I wanted to design a country scene for a traveller (my stitched bird) to be coming home after a long time away. He is looking at the house with a mixture of love and seeing what has changed since last he has seen it. I set the stitchery in Australia and coming home in Summer, the sound and the swirl of insects especially cicadas and dragonflies.