Today was better. I picked up the random green and yellow piece again today. It resisted everything I tried to do to it, until I realised that the shapes are a collection of memories, and that they are complete in themselves. All they needed was a simple running stitch outline. I’m calling this piece ‘Re-collecting Spring’:
I’m taking a short break at the weekend, to try and make friends with this:
My friend found it for me at a car boot sale last week. The picture shows it before I cleaned it, so it already looks much better. I’ve also replaced the hooks, drive band and tension springs. I’m a recent convert to spinning, having acquired a drop spindle for my birthday a couple of months ago. I managed to teach myself to use the drop spindle, but I have no idea (yet!) how a spinning wheel works.