Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Creative Sewing!

I've done some creative sewing recently and it been a lot of fun. I wasn't sure how it would turn out and I'm not finished with it yet but I thought that maybe you'd all like to see it. I had a crew on board who asked me if I could get her going on something creative while we sailed. That night I thought about it and in the morning I suggested we try sew a Mola style clam. Hmmmm you might say. But recently we'd visited Atutaki in the Cook islands and been educated as to the rarity of these giant clams in the area because the people are eating them before they have time to reproduce. The story about them will be uploaded onto my Sailing blog soon, but in the meantime here are some photo's of the clams.

Clams being bred in captivity.
Clams at various stages of life.
They can grow even larger than this.

Close-up of the work
Sewing it.
The Mola look is there but instead of hiding the stitching I accentuated it. This has created some depth and it has started to look more three dimensional. As I said before, it isn't finished yet but I'm getting there. :-D


  1. Beautiful photos and an excellent piece of art work!
    I saw your question on my blog about our cats. They are not allowed outside without supervision. 3 of the 4 are on a leash with a harness. The 4th one is such a chicken, he only goes to the front step and the door must stay open so he can run back in. Sandy ~QuiltinCats

  2. Your work is gorgeous, love the pictures, keep them coming :)

  3. Thank you so much for the encouragement! It's most appreciated. :-D