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Ugly Duckling

I am utterly obsessed with machine knitting.  For me it’s the perfect combination of mechanical engineering and artistic creativity.  But why, oh why can’t I be satisfied with making things out of wool?  Instead, I can’t stop myself trying to use wire which snaps, tangles, breaks and generally jams before my work falls in a heap for the umpteenth time.  Maybe I should have been more realistic given that the Gladstone rule is that it takes 10,000 hours of practice for success.

Imagine my joy when finally I found the tension and technique to produce something lovely.  A phoenix from the ashes of despair.  An ugly duckling that became a swan.  What was initially unappealing and unpromising had the potential to become beautiful and admirable in maturity.  There is hope for us all.

Published by jencableart

Jen Cable is a mixed media textile artist who loves to draw attention to the outmoded, fabulous, awful and bizarre aspects of culture and everyday society

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