Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What if less was more?

I've been wondering for a while now if the peace pins could/should be simpler.

So I tore a strip of rusted cloth, folded it over a pin, stitched around the edges, and wrote on it ...


Except that wasn't quite what I had in mind.

Next I tried folding some indigo-dyed shibori cloth, wrote out the words, stitched through both sides, then threaded the pin through the top and stitched it in place ...



Better.

So I tried another, this time with more of the rusted cloth. And I was happy enough with it to add my signature on the back ...


But it still wasn't quite right. 



Thus was born the prototype for the Peace Pin Project, version 2.0 ... hopefully with many more to come.



14 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

her thread is a Life Force it's self....

Love this choice!!!

Liz A said...

Grace - Deb's thread is incredible, changing from one stitch to the next

Anonymous said...

Nice! how many more are in you, do you think?

Liz A said...

Dee - I guess I'll know when I get there

Mo Crow said...

(((Liz))) you are an amazing magic woman!

Deb said...

I pinned mine to the magik invisibility cloak, but what I want to know is HOW do you make such teeny tiny stitches??

Fiona Dempster said...

Oh what magic you have wrought Liz - I love the simplicity of these ones and the special thread - but I treasure mine and share them often with folk and talk about them...and peace. Go well.

Liz A said...

Mo - magic is everywhere ... thank you for teaching me how to see it

Deb - those tiny stitches are possible through the "gift" of my extreme nearsightedness and a life-long love of making them (practice, practice, practice)

Fiona - knowing that your pins open up conversations about peace makes me happy beyond words to tell

jude said...

yes!

Liz A said...

Jude ... I was ready to move on

KAM said...

Liz - peace pins 2 - perfection. Deb's thread, simple rough cloth edges - perfection. You are, indeed, a prophet of peace
Kristin

Liz A said...

Kristin - such kind words ... thank you

Barry said...

L - great that you have found a simple way to offer more of your energy and peace magic to the world. Go well. B

Liz A said...

Barry - You set a high bar with your 250 peace leaves ... when Dee asked how many more pins I plan to make, that number became aspirational.