from sketch to stitch
1. Make a sketch. 2. Adhere interfacing to back of linen piece. Transfer sketch to interfacing with carbon paper. Then start stitching by hand or machine or both, using transferred lines as guides. 3. Add embellishments like buttons, beads, etc....
33 - A little Long Cloth
Scrapping I guess I call it. Patchwork in some easy going way. Making scraps of self useful in some way. Giving away small pieces of oneself. alternative video link alternative audio link More about my method of free form hand piecing. An excerpt from Patchwork Beasts.
happenstance, chance, accidental beauty
Why does this stitching, born solely of necessity, produce such compelling and powerful compositions? Does some perfect rhythm, some harmony with the universe reveal itself if we get out of… Read More
the mother ring
Today's ring is an Egg. And the birth of a new something. Today mom made me pie. And did puzzles, her afternoon exercise. I showed her this idea. And stitched this. Thinking 'Mothering'. I drove home in a flurry of...