A chronicle of my reading and needlework. During the growing season, a week by week profile of my Community Supported Agriculture shares from a local organic farm.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
TAST Week 16: French Knots
French knots are a familiar stitch. I have used hundreds of them to make a sheep, added them to other TAST pieces as embellishments and played with different numbers of threads and tightness of knots. I used them to create some cattails and a dragon fly, common sights in the Forest Preserves in the area.
I also used French knots to illustrate some elements of the natural world -- the constellation Orion that I have been observing in the night sky for many years, a caffeine molecule, and one of George Gamow's illustrations of the cosmic big bang. I have been thinking about cosmology, physics, and bio-chemistry recently as I read Ordinary Geniuses by Gino Segre.
I work full time as an engineer and have a small craft business, What Jenny Makes. I love needlework, textiles and jewelry of all kinds and am very interested in color. I also am an avid reader, a very good cook, and an amateur photographer. You can find my work for sale at www.whatjennymakes.com or in my Etsy shop: What Jenny Makes. If you are interested in sharing my love of literature, I am the current owner of The Book Group List and The Literature Study Group in Yahoo Groups.