“A zulu people of southern Africa, it is traditional for lovers to give one another small decorative pieces of beadwork with personal messages woven in. The messages are not formed through actual words, but are embedded in the contextual interpretation of bead size, color, material, and placement” (Textiles the Whole Story p121).
For my fibers 170 final I was inspired by the quote above. I crocheted hand-spun wool with bits of cotton that had love letters written on top. I wanted to use color to portray feelings associated with love.