Almost two years to the day from the launch of the Mother’s Day Project, I am pleased to announce the completion of Project One with this brief photo essay.
Since making the decision to abandon the original tote bag design, I’ve struggled with different methods and ideas for joining and bordering the two panels that comprise this first phase of the project. Habu Textiles to the rescue. Based on nothing more than a web photo and basic description, I ordered several skeins of a pineapple-related plant fiber called “fique.” The dark, reddish-brown color and fiber stiffness were perfectly suited for a simple crocheted border. I hope those of you who contributed to this phase of the MDP agree.
Now, the work of finding a permanent home for this completed project begins in earnest. Many of you have submitted suggestions and they will all be carefully explored and considered.
Until a permanent home is found, the responsibility of caring for the embroidered names you have so generously contributed rests with me. If you have a group of people interested in learning more about MDP and viewing the work in person, please let me know. I am physically located in southeastern Wisconsin, but am willing to travel and work with interested groups anywhere.