Tuesday, April 2, 2013


    Old hand work
                     on white linen by an        
        unknown stitcher
          on a cloth rescued
                  from the junk heap 
 years ago
              at a vintage shop.

                                     The   weave so fine,
       I'm thinking about the weaver's fingers.  

Late last night
trying to separate five strands of embroidery floss into single threads

and ending, always
with the unwanted

 knot of wasted thread...

                     Not thinking
                        Only noticing.                       

1 comment:

deanna7trees said...

if you pull just one thread at a time from the top, it will not tangle. even if you want to use 2 threads to stitch with, just pull out one thread at a time.