this smallish cloth is finished – taken a while :).
the text comes from pages I altered originally for the Sketchbook project and then abandoned – seems they were right for this piece …. and here she is firmly on her path.
Although I have been stitching/creating I have not been blogging … I am unsure right now as to whether I will continue with the blog, haven’t yet decided if it enhances my creativity or not – although it is always great to share and receive feedback etc – hence the indecision, nothing to do with my procrastinating nature of course ;). I have options I am considering, posting pictures only or, more wordy entries or, really challenging myself to post weekly (did think about putting daily, but really?????).
In the meantime let me wish you all a wonderfully creative 2014.
a couple of flowers/trees have appeared:
not sure anything else is needed – apart from the stitching of course 🙂
What was this:
has changed …. I wasn’t keen on the hard edges of the ‘sun’ – so I altered it, surrounding it with blue scrim:
the bird no longer seemed at home so I removed her – the right home for her will arrive at some point I am sure.
Then, whilst going through my dyed fabrics from last year, an interesting woman emerged. I thought this cloth may be the place for her – certainly appeared to work but at first she was floating in mid-air – she needed to be on something – a bridge perhaps, or is it the branch of a tree – I don’t yet know?:
she interests me that much I do know.
seems to me she may well have a story to tell 🙂
Whilst waiting to see what happens with the Dreaming cloth – which, more and more, seems to be echoing many of the comments here in that it is done – I have been looking at/listening to black hole sun which started life like this:
and now looks like this:
I spotted a small bird on a piece of dyed cloth which I have now outlined – she may well become part of this cloth permanently – here she is:
no stitching as yet – it is still be-coming 🙂
It’s that time of year – hibernation – stillness – stitching continues – pictures – not words (except to say the light is not good – the colours are much richer and deeper than they appear).
This is Linda’s book – her latest spread:
slowly, slowly but surely we continue 🙂
After having had this piece on the wall with the moon attached, (see here) I decided to try this ‘sun’ instead. I much prefer it. I am slowly, very slowly, adding to this – a collage in cloth. I like the pace – it suits me right now.
*Tips hat* to Soundgarden for the title – it is one of my favourite songs so methinks that’s okay.
This time with Becky . I am really happy to be engaging in another conversation, particularly as I have long been an admirer of Becky’s work.
My book – first “words” – quite sparse, deliberately so:
Becky’s opening discourse in her book is so full of colour – beautiful:
my response continued here:
and we are off! Fabulous – I do enjoy these collaborative projects, especially with friends where there is no pressure on either side – no deadlines – no theme – only the free flow of conversation.
I’ve been piecing some 6″ blocks in a kind of boro-style – ie rough edges – I love rough edges – but, if I decide to make enough to turn them into a rainbow quilt, I shall have to rethink and turn all the edges. Since we have only glimpsed the sun in between all the rain I thought a rainbow was a good idea.
(although it looks very orange here, blame the light, it is red, honest)
Along with some of my own dyed pieces, I am making them using fabulous hand-dyed fabrics from the lovely Karen whose work and link to her shop you can find here.
No stitching as yet – depends what I decide to do as I make more – a hanging or a useable quilt.