I have always been fascinated with the world of mushrooms.
There are so many different kinds,
shapes, textures, colors.
Ones that grow on dead logs,
ones that grow on live trees,
out of dirt
and de-composting matter.
When I was studying herbology,
one of the fields that I connected with most was the world of mushrooms as medicine.
There are kinds that are such powerful healers!
One of the things that fascinates me most is the symbiosis that occurs.
These really are living beings.
Like us all, coming from stardust and now living here,
evolving, growing, part of a modern and ever changing world.
These mushrooms were crafted using recycled cotton that I tea stained and then used vintage thread (from my treasure chest) to hand stitch them together and stuffed with wool.
I have been really focusing on really using my hands in my work.
To slow down.
To be part of the slow movement...
This is something that has always been a focus for me since I am extremely tactile,
but with sewing, it is too easy to just get the sewing machine plugged in and droning away.
All of the work that I do requires time and patience and really getting my hands into it.
Whether it is my nuno felting, needle felting spinning, crocheting, embroidery, painting or jewelry making,
I do as much of the process as possible from start to finish and using just my two hands.
What kind of things do you like to make?
Do you like doing things in a slow manner?