I’ve embroidered the M-9 before. It’s the gun strapped to my husband’s thigh while he works. What I mean to do with wool stitches is to soften, blur, conquer, control, and understand.
All of the floss for this project was hand spun on a spinning wheel and dyed with acid dyes. I wanted to control the texture and color of each part of this gun.
I created this gun from nothing more than cloth and fiber. I gave it shape and texture. I have disarmed some of my fear and frustration.
Now I’ll bathe it like a baby and put it to bed.