Messydress Costume Blog


Hands
2009/08/26, 5:54 PM
Filed under: Messydress Designs | Tags: , , , ,

embroidery_glovesfullcut

I’ve finished my first big embroidery project! They’re made by hand, for hands!

embroidery_butterfly

embroidery_glovessnail2

They’re a Christmas present for my Aunt Kim… last Christmas! They took 4EV!!

The knit gloves consist of Peruvian finger-puppets sewn on, with my embroidery.

embroidery_glovesvinesBEST

These are important, because they’re a Homage to Handmade! My Aunt Kim has made for me some of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry I own, all strung & assembled by hand.

embroidery_glovesfleurs

Kim was diagnosed with Scleroderma, a condition that causes the blood vessels in the skin, especially in the hands, to turn hard. Her hands are always cold, and worse .. she can’t use her hands for anything, not even to string jewelry.

embroidery_glovesbunn3

So I made these gloves for two reasons: One is to keep Kim’s hands warm when the blood can’t get to them.

embroidery_glovestomms

The other is to remind myself, never to take the creative potential of my hands for granted! All the art I love, & all the art I hope to make, is at least the work of a steady hand.

embroidery_glovesworm

Many hours condensed into one small, impressive display is the triumph of handiwork! Imagine what the world would look like if everyone put their hands in? I want to find out!

embroidery_glovessnail

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: