My sister-in-law made an unusual request of me this summer. She asked, "Do you have any chicken fabric? I need you to make me a gift for a friend." Well, that part wasn't that strange--people ask me different versions of that question all the time.
I said no, thinking her friend must be part of the current backyard chicken raising craze. When I didn't have chickens, she then asked, "What about barbed wire?" Ummmmmm. "No." I asked her to give me a little more information, thinking I might be able to create an image with embroidery.
Since I'm the last person around to have never seen Orange is the New Black, I had no idea where she was going with this. Then she sent me an image, and everything clicked. I knew I could design something to mimic the image. Here's what I came up with, then turned it into a canvas tote.
OITNB-watchers--what do you think? I never in a million years ever pictured myself embroidering barbed wire, but there you have it. Life is full of surprises!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.