Thursday, October 2, 2008

201/365 Binding by hand

As part of her quilting business, Mom offers hand binding of her customers' quilts as an extra option.

She sits and watches TV while she meticulously adheres the binding to the rough edge of the quilt.

Not too many people elect to have her bind their quilts for them, but last night she had one to complete. I knelt and stood on the couch next to her to capture her hands as she worked.

I feel calm when I watch her work like this. I suppose it's because it's an old art, it's a repetitive motion, and the thought behind it is very homey.

Camera: Canon 40D with external E-TTL flash, 1/125s, f/5.6 at ISO 200

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