I am involved in a story project with the Travelling Artists’ Guild . My character is called Willow Dreaming and this would be her:
a stitched sketch:
Along with trying to develop and write an actual story, something that does not come naturally to me, I am going to create a quilt/story cloth to go with it. Actually the cloth may well end up being the story and the writing coming a poor second. We shall see.
Willow is to depart from the Travelling Artists’ Guild from a compass set in the floor of the Journey Hall. I have set out to create the first block which shows just that with Willow at the centre.
Attaching the strips for weaving:
weaving the compass:
I have couched silk sari thread to create the circle within the block:
The colours used and the placement of them are deliberate, an interpretation of the traditional Wheel of the Year, green – North – Earth, yellow – East – Air, red – South – Fire, and blue – West – Water. The weaving is all basted down, the sari thread couched, all that remains to do is the stitching and this block will be complete yay!