Monday, January 27, 2014

Back into knitting socks ... Three years now and I'm afraid I do not remember everything, though I remember the starting stitches. The pattern is a free one from Ravelry, Lace Socks by Gerdine Crawford-Strong. Actually I only used the lace pattern, not the socks design itself. I am knitting exactly a copy of what I had with my first socks project. Enjoyed using it and the pair is still in great shape. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

An Iraqi girl stands on former marshland, drained in the 1990s because of poltically motivated water policies ~ Φοτο Essam Al-Sudani

Marsh Arabs and the very interesting stories behind ... How a heaven is turned into hell. Read the story in three sections here and learn about Mustarjil; gender in the Marshes. Interesting!

Su Bedevileri ve Mustarjil ... Şattülarap’ın Basra’ya döküldüğü sulak bölge; binlerce yıllık bir yaşam, gelenek ve Saddam'ın laneti olarak özetlenebilir ... Mustarjil, bedevilerin tanımı ile, dünyaya kadın olarak gelen, lakin bir erkeğin yüreğini taşıyan ve bir erkek gibi saygı gören, onun gibi yaşayanlara verilen ad. Bir çok ileri topluma göre, bu farklılık ile uyum içinde yaşayan Su Bedevileri ve yaşam alanları, sazlardan yaptıkları inanılmaz evler.

Friday, January 24, 2014

This shoe is designed by Joseph Gerger but is closely related to Frida Kahlo. Frida continues to inspire artists; this time a fashion designer Susanne Bisovsky. Check her webpage to see ( I and II ) some wonderful creations with a chic folkloric touch.

I must confess, my eyes were totally attracted to the background decor more than anything else. Dizzy with the richness and colors of my favorite pastime; antique needlepoint!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Metallic Embroidery

This is brilliant ... Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė, a Luthuanian artists, stitches on metallic objects, that are mostly out of use. She drills holes and then as we all do, stitches on them. Click on her name to see more and HERE to watch the video.