Stitching Childrens Drawings

Don’t you just love children’s drawings? Theres something unique and honest about them. Before we moved to Whitby to run a B&B, I worked in schools, it never ceased to amaze me at the variety and creativity they showed. Everything has equal value, and they see details we often miss, i love the freedom they have to draw in their own ways. Give a class of 30 students the same subject to draw and you will get 30 different drawings.

“It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

“Every child is an artist, the problem is to remain one once they grow up”.

Pablo Picasso.

I started stitching children’s drawings as a way of preserving them, making them more permanent. Giving them a way to be valued.

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My eldest grandson is soon to be 4. He’s just started to develop his drawing skills. In Dec he spontaneously drew his family

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His mum asked me to do something with it, so i up-cycled a tray cloth, using his drawing and his words

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On a visit in March I asked both boys to draw for me. He drew his cat and he also drew me.

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See the difference a couple of months make? The figures now have bodies and definite characters. By combining free motion stitch and applique i have a never ending source of inspiration.

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A gentle reminder,

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Do come and say hello.

See you there.

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