As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

HEART CRAFTS 2: The Chained Heart

The title of our project today is a most curious one and may be interpreted in many different ways. I just wanted to share a component of committal love. Whether you like the sounds of it or not, the truth is- committing to someone is like being in chains. There is some amount of confinement. However, it is what i would call ‘voluntary confinement’. You are chained to someone but you are free to go; but guess what- you choose to stay.
As I said in a poem that I wrote years ago:
‘Love holds you captive, 
yet it sets you free.
It gets you rooted, grounded-
yet it builds you wings.’
(excerpts from Love is a Prison, poem by Paulina Constancia)
Check out DDoA post “Love is a Prison” poem & art project 
The Chained Heart
  • square fabric coaster
  • pencil
  • thread (red and off-white)
  • needle
  • scissors
  • printed quilt fabric (for back) 
Basic material: square fabric coaster
Make your own or buy pre-made, I got mine from DAISO,
$2/pack of 4
Step 1: Draw heart design.
Step 2: Follow the design with chain stitch.
(In case you don’t have embroidery thread handy just use regular thread, just double threaded)
The Finished Front
The Finished Back
Step 3- Attach coordinating quilt fabric to the back using diagonal stitch. Thread colour is all up to you (depends on the look your going for). I used an off-white thread to match the top colour of the coaster.
Heart Crafts 2:
The Chained Heart
on Daily Dose of Art
Designed & Crafted by Paulina Constancia
Love Quote of the Day:
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
Mother Teresa 
via brainyquote

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This entry was posted on January 28, 2014 by in Create, Teach and tagged , , , .
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