Monday, January 11, 2010

the new year, an old tradition

it does hold promise doesn't it? a new year, a new way, a new... i laugh, i know myself way too well to change that much! alrighty then! let's get on with it!

in many ways i do love tradition. when i found this wonderful artist and her work on etsy i knew i wanted some of her work because it invoked tradition, some of the traditional fiber artwork that i first discovered when i was 8 or 9 years old and became enthralled with fiber, embroidery, embellishment, crochet and knitting.

Nothingbutstring uses the traditional form of crochet but with a new modern twist. her 'autumn sprigs and flowers' speaks traditional art form crochet in a modern bracelet. her 'autumn leaves bracelet' combines handmade Irish crochet and Victorian beaded style, in this gorgeous piece. but it's her baskets that become an incredible piece of artwork! please check out her shop, there are few more treasures to be found. it's always refreshing to find original work in a traditional form, lovely work by this artist, thank you Emily!

1 comment:

Tommye said...

Emily does beautiful work. So glad you found her shop and what a lovely feature.