There is an amazing blog, Spirit Cloth, that I have been reading for a while. The woman who writes it, Jude Hill, is an needle worker of great talent. She does things with fabric that I find beautiful and very comforting. Jude's design aesthetic is simple and very personal, and I love seeing what she has achieved with dye, needle and thread. I wish I had the skill to do some of the things she does, but alas, yet another area where my abilities are lacking.
Jude has an on-going project, called the Magic Feather Project and I decided to take part. Feathers have always been a personal symbol for Jude and they have also been for me. Since she will be using the hand sewn feathers that she and others contribute in a way that will benefit children, I think it is well worth passing on the information. I claim no great skill, but I did a little tea dyed 5-inch square of cotton with my attempt at a feather in just a few hours hours time. What really surprised me was how much I enjoyed the project and how relaxing it turned out to be!
Jude even has a very informative video on her blog that shows exactly how she goes about embroidering one of her feathers. If you are interested, take a look. Maybe you, too, Dear Reader, will try your hand at making a little feather for Jude's project.