21 January 2007

Joys of collaborating

On one of our visits to the yarn shop Clara spotted a crocheted dress and asked if she could have it? The dress was too small, so I suggested she could choose some yarn she liked and I would make her one, AND we can think it up together. The deal was struck between us and Clara went off to pick her yarn. She came back with these two skeins...




On our return home we took paper and pencils and started drawing things up and bouncing ideas off each other. That is, after I had a sedative cup of green tea, after it turned out that Clara picked two most expensive skeins of yarn in the shop... London... Britain... possibly in the "whole wide world"! I thought to myself "Must not imprint on Clara that some things are too fine for her just because she is a child." It's common behaviour in adults and it makes me cringe. On the upside it just shows some good taste. (To Be Prudently Encouraged - as this could turn out to be a double edged sword, so to speak.) Passion for fibers can fog one's ability to use reason at times. Don't we all know this?

Clara insisted she would like to wear the dress on Christmas day and so she did. She proudly explained to our guests that she made it together with me. Credit to Dad/Nick here for picking the colour for the sleeves.

Actually, I really appreciated working on a project with a 5 year old. Clara's imagination and unconstrained creativity are a force to be reckoned with. And she did her bit in a most refreshingly playful way! I think we will definitely collaborate on projects in the future. It's great!

Today we had a little ad hoc photo shoot, so that you can see the results.





5 comments:

Sarah said...

What a great partnership the two of you make. It's a gorgeous confection of a creation.

Riggwelter said...

The dress is beautiful.

Alice said...

Now, that is a dress I would wear (though I'm 41). How creative!

What IS the yarn?

Kendra said...

The dress is lovely. You must both be very talented.

Gosia said...

Not quite as talented as Louis, who can pull funniest faces :)