Monday, March 27th, 2017
This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “Cloth/Textile.” From this week’s instructions:
Our next theme is one that is very dear to my heart because I love anything that has to do with cloth and fabric–I used to design textiles many years ago. Photographing textiles and cloth with a macro lens opens up a new world of texture and pattern. I think you will be fascinated and delighted with the results of this theme’s subject matter. If you have about 3 minutes to spare, please watch this beautiful video to get you thinking about textile and cloth in a metaphorical way. It is artist Ann Hamilton explaining an installation she did with The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Hamilton’s comments about cloth are simple and profound. She says, “There are very few times in our lives when we are not touching cloth. Cloth is the hand that is always surrounding us. It’s our constant companion.”
I have made Christmas stockings for nearly everyone in my family. (Poor Dominic’s stocking is still a work-in-progress some 12 years later, but I’m hoping it will be ready by the time he gets married.) By far my favorite and most intricate was a counted cross-stitch stocking that I made for my mom, Shirley. This stocking is nearly solid with stitches and took me almost two years to complete. It is covered with musical instruments and musical notes. My mom has always been a musician, playing flute since she was a child. She has played in many community bands and ensembles, and she studied jazz with Alex Coke. Now that she is retired, she plays in the Hill Country Community Band and in several small ensembles.
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 400
Thanks for looking!