how to slow down…

how to slow down

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(my version of this idea embroidered with black thread on muslin.)

I have wanted to do a little line drawing embroidery since I got this book.

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a whole view.

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This book was given to me as a gift.  A heart felt thank you….<3 (you know who you are!)

It is from 1971.

The title pretty much sums up the book…Living on the Earth.

It has everything in it, from building a shelter, making soap,

making bread, making clothes, candles, cooking, gardening,

first aid, milking a cow and what to do with the milk, herbal remedies and so much more.

Every time I look at the book, I see something new.

But, what makes this book so fascinating is that  every page

is handwritten and all of the drawings are line drawings.

A lot of heart and soul went into this book.

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look to the right….the book only cost $3.95, hard to believe!

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a line drawing of a girl with a bamboo flute.

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a bird…

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on the front cover…I think it is a little dear or dog licking their young???

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Living on the Earth…

by alicia bay laurel

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6 Responses to how to slow down…

  1. Deb G says:

    How sweet those illustrations are! Looks like a great book.

    • ancientcloth says:

      When I saw the gardening part in this book, I thought of you!
      As a matter of fact that are a lot of parts in this book I think you might like.
      There is even canning and pie making! : )

  2. I love your line embroideries. You are just always doing what I am thinking about doing…but never do.

    I am very intrigued by the book as well. Very appropriate for the times we live in…”Time to get back to the GARDEN” – Joni Mitchel.

    • ancientcloth says:

      Awww…thank you! : )
      Great minds think alike. ; )
      I agree about very appropriate for now…yep! time to get back to the garden.

  3. Kaye says:

    Really like the line drawings, very fluid and simple but also very effective.

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