When walking there are always treasures to collect – a lifetime’s habit

Sometimes laid together on tables, ledges, spaces – little assemblages

I found some old family crochet hooks that handle fine thread sensitively. The sewing cottons were gifted by a friend when her mother died – beautiful soft thread, and the red caught my attention as well as a rust coloured reel. Red thread has so many connotations linking in different ways across culture, history – I am researching deeper into that.

Crocheted red and rust flowers, a linked chain, rosebuds dried from last year’s walks, feathers, natural finds that come home cradled in my hands. Then some experiments in ‘handwork’ that take some fluency and practise – intricate – easy to feel all fingers and thumbs!