that your mother sings, music is part of our lives - it's woven into our fabric.
We live with nursery rhymes, TV jingles, theme songs, camp fire singalongs - we can't escape! We turn the radio up when a favourite song comes on, so we can belt it out along with the radio - right? I know I'm not the only one that does that!
Right through our lives we are surrounded by music. Anthems at the beginning of sporting events. Graduation ceremonies - all that Pomp and Circumstance. Weddings - that first waltz, right through to a funeral march. Even nature - bird songs, whale songs, the lovely musical sound of a waterfall. It's all around us, and in us.
I started out doing some weaving -
thought that would work, so I created some fabric paper by gluing some sheet music to a piece of muslin. I spritzed it with some ink before the glue dried to give it a bit of colour. Once it was dry, I sliced it up and woven it into a piece of satin.
I had some fabric with music on it so I pieced it with some random fabric to make my piece bigger. Next step was to create a stencil using freezer paper, and then using paint sticks, stencil a treble clef on to the fabric
I also quilted a woven area into one section.
I needed something more with the treble clef, so I painted some fusible interfacing, cut out some notes and stuck them on. Decided they were too black so rubbed them with a little paintstick to tone them down a bit
then finished it all off with some quilting - the words "Music - Woven into the fabric of our lives" and a few extra notes and treble clefs
Do you have music in your soul?