Thursday, November 12, 2015

And Then My Head Exploded.

You know how I was at the Library last night for a Friends meeting (maybe I forgot to tell you that)? And then Saturday is the Library Gala and Silent Auction? Well tonight was the Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Library! I'm going to be all Libraried out by Thanksgiving! (Not really; it's a great place with great people!) It was a nice dinner and good to be recognized. We were also able to recognize the other volunteers who we may not work with (the people who deliver books to the homebound, the people who work at circulation during the day, etc).

So I fished around in my inbox and found this interesting article and video about prison inmates in New Mexico selling their crafts. I would especially like to draw your attention to the woman who does cross-stitch.
"A female artist took more than a year to cross stitch a detailed image of a tiger, since she’s not allowed needles in prison...The cross stitched tiger was made using a bread tie."
Cross stitch

Without needles.

{Head explodes}

11 comments:

D1-D2 said...

It's really amazing. There was another article about a similar program in the UK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/22/fine-cell-work-teaching-prisoners-how-to-sew_n_8347892.html

Robin in Virginia said...

Very interesting twist on stitching without a needle! Thank you for sharing the link. Have a great weekend and enjoy the Library's gala and auction on Saturday evening.

Linda said...

Thanks for the link Nikki. That was amazing.

Linda

Annie said...

A "Bread Tie"... like a twist tie wire? I wish there was a video of that stitcher at work. Hard to imagine!

C in DC said...

She can't have a sewing needle, but somehow all that furniture is being made and welding's allowed?! WTH? I give her credit for the ingenuity it took continue her craft.

Melinda said...

I will never complain about threading a needle again.. Thank you so much for sharing this "feel good" article. It was a great read on all counts

Beth W said...

This is more than enough motivation to keep me out of prison. A bread tie?! Yikes.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I agree with C in DC! Maybe it's harder to smuggle a welder thing out of the workshop than a needle?

I also second looking up Fine Cell Work too.

Julie said...

Well done that inmate....they say there's always a way if you look outside the box.

Bea said...

That is mind boggling. Thanks for both articles ladies.

Kristen said...

Wow, great piece. The urge to cross stitch cannot be denied! Reminds me of a woman I once saw in a Yahoo News piece who had lost the use of her arms due to illness. She cross stitched using her toes(!).