As through the poplar’s gusty spire
The March wind sweeps and sings,
I sit beside the hollow fire,
And dream familiar things;
Old memories wake, faint echoes make
A murmur of dead Springs…
~”Long Ago,” in Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, Conducted by William and Robert Chambers, 1868 October 24th
each blade of grass
vies for attention.
carry tiny blossoms
to astonish us.”
– Marianne Poloskey, Sunday in Spring
March it is the month when just after winter we expect first signs of upcoming spring. In Uk it is different waiting time can be extended even for couple of month to see any trace of spring with flowers and first sun lights which gives us positive energy what extremly motivets myself for creating new things. to look for evidence of spring i found interesting book about Kashubian miths and interesting stories which amazingly describe the beauty of the region in the time of spring and summer. thanks to that precious book i had connected some ideas. A few months ago i did research about polish textile; rugs ,clothes etc. All of them are unique and with characteristic them, some of them represent daily life of woman in a country side the others shows the animals of which rural people were surounded by. Also what i found interesting was in rugs deccorated or knitted with the rituals and miths of some regions of the country. That gaves me an idea to do create my own story or story of other people. I always want to make some textile designs and that could be an option to create on my own fabrice in the style of folklore rugs.
decorated rug ‘makata’ and its owner.
I did collage of existing story from my childhood with elements of made up characters.
One of those designs has been printed for now on a cotton canvas fabric. In the future i would like to try repeat that pattern onto knitted fabric.
That sample has been presented in our mini show of our work in progress.