Recently, I was watching a video about The City Quilter (a quilt shop in New York City ) and they made a comment about young girls coming into the shop as a "skipped generation".
I know with the educational system as it is, we cannot rely on it to teach them any domestic arts. I feel that as a result not only domestic arts suffer, but so does art in general. Just my humble opinion.
Since my 2 girls were about 8 years old, I have been trying my best to insure they: 1) know how to sew and 2) are motivated to sew.
This weekend, I had the pleasure and honour to assist my daughter with her OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) thesis project involving her study of changing domestic arts and it's affect on relationships.
Mallory's above art quilt was first printed on fabric and then some elements were removed to actually tell more of the story. The bodies of the lady and girl are heavily thread painted and the aprons are stuffed to emphasize domesticity.
The picture above does not show the detail. There is an abundance of quilting and thread painting on the piece and I am happy to say that Mallory only needed some guidance, she clearly has a grasp of her machine and sewing skills learned a few years back.
If you have a creative skill, I encourage you to share with someone from the "skipped generation".
Happy Monday :)
See thread painting detail below: