This exhibit won't be up for long so don't put off going. It's amazing to see the variety of techniques and ideas that hankies can inspire. On the other hand, this group can always be counted on to produce amazing work.
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Bobbie’s Hanky Buffet
An exhibit of embroidered vintage hankies
Making Memory Cloths Circle
Lakeside Street Coffee House
402 W Lakeside Street in Madison
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Here's how Ann Engelman of the Making Memory Cloths Circle describes the gestation of this project
"On May 14, 2014 Member Bobbie Malone brought her collection of hankies (to the group's weekly meeting). Everyone appreciated how beautiful they were. Generously, Bobbie suggested that we each take one and embroider it. Excitement built as ideas where explored. There were so many stories! We decided to do a show displaying all the completed hankies.
During our Circle bits of wisdom would be imparted by group members, often in passing but immediately identified as a quote to be remembered. They were recorded and posted to the Circle blog: MakingMemoryCloths.blogspot.com
Some of Engelman's favorite “pearls” of the Circle:
* Do what your hands want to do.
* I love when I surprise myself.
* The thing about French knots . . . each one is a little triumph!
* Done is good.