Heart within a heart.

Shirley Cooper (B)Lake

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Every Valentines’ Day I can sit back and relax knowing that I’ve spread a lot of love with my crocheted hearts. This one was done for my daughter. It has a white bubble stich heart in the centre and is surrounded by a red heart done in various stiches, but mostly trebles. This year I’ve also covered wire circles, rescued from the streets after falling off car wheels, with ribbon saved from pyjamas bought as Christmas presents. I practice Scrapscraft, recycling, an African tradition of making something from nothing, using up all the leftovers and found objects. when I was a child, I was very ill. After every bout of illness where I had days or weeks off school, I would create something. It was usually crocheted, sometimes knitted and rarely machine sewed.

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