My latest swap piece (for the Phat Quarter Music Swap) has reached its destination, so now I can finally show it off!
At the start of the swap, I asked my partner what music she liked, hoping that inspiration would strike. It didn’t. I looked at her well-thought-out list and my brain went: “yep, yep, musical taste, yep, right…now what?”
I decided that instead of stitching lyrics from a song I didn’t know, or something equally painful, I would go for music as a whole. And since I have a soft spot for gramophones, that’s the idea I went with.
I grabbed an image and twiddled it about until I had something resembling a pattern. Then, I messed about with cake plates and lamps until I had something resembling a lightbox. Then, I got to work.
However, once I’d stitched the horn of the gramophone, I was stuck. I looked at the very intricate, and yet very boring gramophone stand, and I thought “I have to do better than that”.
At this point, it all got a bit ‘meta’. It took me a long while to hit on the right idea; once I worked it out, I felt very foolish for not immediately realising what was needed:
An Ipod Gramophone.