Sunday, 20 March 2011

lamp shades

For a long time I was keen to try out to make a lamp shade. A browse through our local charity shops brought me a selection of frames. I didn't find my very favourite shape, but I had a go with 2 of the frames, a bigger one



and a smaller one


I am still in two minds about the smaller one, I might cut it short. But I like the bigger one with just simple rough wooly look.
This 2 will go to our exhibition of 30 years of Origin as well as the wall hanging I made


The title is 'Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle - The magpies say'.
I was inspired by this poem of Denis Glover, which I often heard from Alex. I do like it very much.



The Magpies 

When Tom and Elizabeth took the farm
The bracken made their bed
and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said
Tom's hand was strong to the plough
and Elizabeth's lips were red
and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said
Year in year out they worked
while the pines grew overhead
and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said
But all the beautiful crops soon went
to the mortgage man instead
and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said
Elizabeth is dead now (it's long ago)
Old Tom's gone light in the head
and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said
The farms still there. Mortgage corporations
couldn't give it away
and Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies say.


2 comments:

  1. This smaller lamp shade for me- the best. I love white and curly textures!
    xxx

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