The countdown to our forthcoming exhibition, 'Sew-to-Speak', has begun with Anni kindly reminding us each week how much closer the deadlines are creeping up on us. GULP.This also means that the pressure is on to complete our individual pianola roll projects in time for display.
Last Christmas Lois gave each of us a little piece of musical history in the form of a pianola roll, complete with it's own slim cardboard case. The idea was hatched that we'd each produce a piece of stitchery based around the roll for inclusion in our September exhibition.
Fast forward seven months....It's fair to say that many of us have left this particuar project until the deadline clock began ticking. It seems that we have all felt a sense of responsibility towards the history and delicate nature of the paper to rush into chopping it up or sewing into it (some family members have been horrified that we're even entertaining such ideas!). However, as you can see from Anni's previous post, Fox Trot, work is now afoot!
The roll I am working with has particularly fragile paper; deciding how to handle the paper threw me into a lengthy period of indecision. It would be possible to strengthen it with a vilene type backing, which I have experimented with but didn't find very inspiring. I have therefore decided to forgo the paper completely (eek) in favour of a piece of vintage napkin. Decision made I now need to see it through! Watch this space...