Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A Year in Pictures – 29 April 2015 – Needlework

Since taking up photography again in 2008, I have realised progressively just how much I enjoy photographing people at work or in moments of concentration, especially craftspeople or performers. Today I had a wonderful opportunity to observe some expert needleworkers engaged in their craft. They were making two special kneelers for St Olave Hart Street to original designs: two women worked on one kneeler, while the second was being fashioned by a group of three. Hands and fingers were formed into complex and fine shapes as a variety of stitches were executed, each worker applying herself to a different area of the design – it was like watching a ballet of hummingbirds.

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