For quite some time now...since Cindy's great Wonder Woman Bracelet
post...I've been thinking about something. How would it be - what would it feel like to
'sew without seeing'??!! Cindy's amazing bracelet with the seemingly random stitches gathering more in some places than in others had sparked the idea.
What if you did it all Only by Feel?
So tonight, as research for this post (haha) I finally tried it.
Sitting on the couch, I closed my eyes and added some stitches to my Chicken Cloth.
I knew I was at a corner, so I tried to stitch a circle. Feeling and visualizing as I went.
As you can see below, my bright blue thread ended up in a square-like shape. Well, pretty close. Then I decided this was not the most scientifically planned experiment since I knew what my cloth looked like and planned to sew in the available corner, thus sighting there Before closing my eyes. No fair Nancy, that's cheating!!! So, I quickly closed my eyes again and tried a few more stitches (you can see them to the right of the 'square').
|Bright blue stitches added while my eyes were closed|
This was an interesting experiment that told me how insensitive my fingertips really are!
That is why this video I found tonight is all the more impressive.
Watch it and see what you think!
If you would like to read more about Diane Rose her website is here. And be sure to check out her 'about' page, as it gives a lot of details about how she works.
Photo by Nancy A. Erisman ©2012