Then I thought I couldn't justify a parasol through the research I was doing. But I really, in my heart of hearts, wanted to do a parasol.
I even got started on making a small bag, based on a Jacobean bag I got information about on the V&A website. (What a fabulous resource.)
I have played with ideas about making cuffs for gloves or mittens.
I just couldn't get settled on an idea.
Then, on a visit to Melbourne on Monday, I saw this at Australia on Collins.
|I'm pretty sure I have seen this installation before but I still really like it.|
How could I not work on parasols?? Seeing this made me think I was MEANT to ditch my other ideas and go back to what I want to do. Isn't it funny how you see omens and signs that direct you where you want to go?
So I looked around some more and came across an image at the V&A site. Now I have an historic piece of embroidery that I can use to develop an idea from.
Here's hoping I actually get started now!