On a visit to my parents' I found Ted. Sewn in brown paper, Ted was created on a whim during my time at art uni.
My sewing was truly awful then. I could not even work a sewing machine until the textiles department took me in, but I was curious. The world of cross stitch, embroidery, quilts, dressmaking and sewing had a special allurement for me- oddly given the hatred my home economics teacher at school reserved for my sewing attempts. I began to research and attempt sewing, cross stitch and embroidery. Experiments included a paperquilt, Ted and a dress made from the pages of an original Enid Blyton book.
Looking at Ted with his skinny arms and fat legs, I can see just how much I've progressed and I'm so glad I persisted in following my urge to sew despite all those times my teacher held my work up to my peers as an example of poor sewing. .
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