12 August 2009

Sharing gems

I'd like to thank Iona from Mallorca for allowing me to photograph and share these textile gems on my blog....Thanks, Iona!

These are miniature embroidery pieces which Iona uses to embellish cotton covers for her homemade jam produce. I was really inspired by the range and detail in the work - but more than this, by the fact that Iona is happy to share such labour intensive art work for free, in these days of worry about protecting our intellectual property and gaining financially for artwork.