The Magic Cloth. A Larger Cloth, in a sense, without using measurement. In the classic sense. I took Magic outside yesterday for a snow wash. I spent a couple of hours shoveling a path to the compost. I try to be outside, despite the cold, at least a couple of hours a day. To move. It feel like I moved to Alaska. Or at least how I imagine that to be.
Magic, have I ever measured it? Too long ago to remember. I measured it. Not square. 70" x 62". Seems , like I said, larger. I will make it square. I like square and how it relates to circle.
A trip down Memory Lane then, July 2011. Wow.
Hi Jude. I really enjoyed watching your video and how you explain your work and your thoughts, thanks for sharing. I also started my cloth from a central point, although at the time I did not know that it would become a bigger piece…we all have to start somewhere, to begin. I am new to stitching freehand, and find it equally intimidating and liberating all at the same time! i often find myself ‘what iffing’ these days, and have you to thank for that…so many thanks, as always.
Thanks for saying!
I so enjoyed watching this and seeing your thought process. I just love love love this cloth and if I ever sit down and hand sew again, this will be my inspiration.
I totally agree about gaps in working on something. The energy changes considerably and I don’t know that this is a bad thing. Sometimes it just wasn’t ready to be born yet.
It might be just how it goes…
Just come across your work and I’m completely obsessed I’ve never seen story telling through cloth like this it brings me so much peace
I have loved this cloth too. I often find myself looking at the magic cloth tag just to visit it. I am glad to see it back and excited to see the new additions to it. 💙xx
yeah, me too, it’s time I guess.
Absolutely beautiful…so moving.
Hopefully moving a little more now, ha!
I remember. Loved these classes. I was so excited when you PAINTED walnut dye onto some of the white to subdue it a little.
And it’s still there! The test of time.
YES! ….and we are too! 💙
i am always inspired at your talent and whimsy. it brings sunshine to my life..being wheelchair bound
in this covid crazy time…thank you
I sense you can dance in that chair! ❤
Wow! Truly full of magic spells. x
This was a learning cloth…
10 years makes it sound so long, but is it? I don’t see you as chubby then, just familiar, just Jude of Just Going. I remember the changeable center and how I loved that idea. And velvet 🙂 I’m grateful for all of these years Jude.
This cloth can mark that time, I really missed the sense of so many yeags ago.
The story is still going on and one and on . . . just going
Really, this one has only just begun. It feels like that.
Every visit, every revisit with you, I learn anew.
Thank you, Jude, for all you give…. You are magic…
Yeah well I do appear and disappear, ha!
Thank you for showing this Jude, i love to see you move/talk/think all at the same time.
You always inspire me so much……………..
Oh thanks, I feel so weird being on camera… but I should get over it already.
I always appreciate everything you share..
Absolutely beautiful art👏👏👏.. Thank You.
Thank you! I seem to have to share. I’ve tried to stop. Ha!
Don’t stop! Your shares are a thread in my life!♥️❤️♥️
And I’m in Northern Vermont..understand the get out in cold thing! It’s a good idea!
I can touch a real Jude piece of every day and that ‘s great…..snow is great too for a couple of days
yeah, I ‘ve about had it with the snow…
Time travel! 💙
i was so chubby then
Ten years! Yesterday & forever all at once. Your big blue woven star held me.
really 10 years…
Love hearing your beginning process, and love the aged version of the magic cloth with the cutouts and adding rust, tan colors …. aged cloth look. Gorgeous 💙
Maybe a winter picnic. 🙂 Hot chocolate required.
10 yrs, and for me those years float much larger in my life…float above chronology, the years like
cloth itself, woven, collaged
the Spirit Cloth years, how cloth became the Center, remains the Center
How strange it is to see myself back there again.
Such inspiration! I’d like to someday hear more about your preference for square over rectangular. Nearly any quilt (or afghan/throw) that we can purchase that’s not meant as a wall hanging is rectangular. Just curious.
I mostly like a square because it is less directional
how to put things together when there are so many working parts … so many components … it’s overwhelming when ideas flow to the point of spilling over the rim (said the woman with a very large cloth that is sitting untouched)
I’m tempted to say that the diaries and classes stand up well to the test of time just as they are … and yet the revisionist writer in me understands the very real impulse to re-envision how things could have gone, could still go, in a new direction (I almost said “better” but thought the better of it … ha)
so just this then: may you be happy … may you enjoy the ride wherever it takes you (and us)
I’m only worried about the typepad platform failing. There is so much content in the Diaries. The process will help me back that up. Just in case.
Thanks for reminding me to get outside more often, despite the cold.
It’s a must!
(((Jude))) ten years after !
How long I’ve been at it!
I loved seeing you bring the magic on to your lap. Like a hug.
Touch is so much part of it.