Sleeping much better. Asking questions helps. I wander into dreamland looking for answers. And I had some really strange dreams.
This video is from yesterday, still trying to adjust the focus on this camera which is not going well, and the sideways window light is another challenge.
I thought I'd rebuild the home-work in a different way. Maybe even 9 ways. This free form method, with no real pattern, using what is on hand, it's where I began, way back in art school, in a class where we had to sit for 9 hours without speaking. I don't remember the instructors reason but it helped me a lot. This is the fold and stitch method and I will add that to the methods index here in the next day or so...because it needs to be here and can be taken much further. And I want to talk about that. But I have been sorting and I want to start by talking about cloth. Again.
Now that I figured out where I am, I will continue.
Love your folding! What a genius idea to get the circles or triangles place just where you want them! Thanks so much for sharing.
always, I like your cloth on your page. seems right, cloth and paper and book.
Yeah, new connections are emerging.
So many options shown in the ‘fold and stitch” video. Felt like “the universe in a grain of sand” kind of thing. Who knew. Most enjoyable.
It’s so “hands on”…
I like your old wood spools. I had some of my mother’s and years ago when I attended a sewing class, the instructor grabbed them and threw them away, said the thread was too old. It made me sad, I didn’t have much money back then. Now, I look for old wood thread spools at the thrift store. I want to remember my mom in a quiet way.
May your wooden spools come back to you in serendipitous ways, Joy.
The thread might have been too old, but the spools, never.
Joy….I loss my mom many years ago and experienced similar sadness when items of hers that I treasured were either taken or thrown away because they lacked value to someone in “authority.” My mom sewed, and while I don’t have any of her spools of thread, I tend to collect a lot of items that I knew were a significant part of her life – all that to say, that I have an abundance of of wooden spools (with thread) and it would be such an honor if I could share some with you. Please feel free to contact me privately if you would allow me that privilege. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
oh, everyone is so kind, thank you. Deb VZ, I’ll contact you. Thank you. (by the way, I’m off to the thrift store right now.)
I love your “moon” shapes with the irregular edges. Is there a technique you can share on how you make those? Also, as I watch you sew, I wonder if you ever “stick” yourself with the needle? (You could be a surgeon!)
I used to stab myself but rarely now. I feel like a surgeon, cloth rescue. The circles are made using itajime, japanese clamped resist. Indigo dyed. The uneven edges come from a more relaxed method when it comes to skill. Check out Glennis on my resource page, she has some tutorials.
Something about these days, as the earth awakens, dreaming begins…
Soothing stitching 💙 Love seeing the old wooden spools of thread!
Got a lot of old spools from grandma. I wind my hand dyed thread on them.
just hearing your thoughts as you stitch is calming today.
There’s something winding down in me
Yes … a soothing sound before turning in tonight.
so nice to be here, with you. lovely video. the see-thru dreamy cloth, with many threads of thought trailing off. “silent” has the same letters as “listen”… x
I guess they go together
Sharon, I did not know this! Very cool. So do Earth and Heart. Both pairs seem to carry weighty meanings.
Glad you’re sleeping and stitching! As for dreaming…I wish I’d stop that!
I mostly don’t remember enough of them to say much.
love your “just going” with the new growth of spring up there as we drift with the letting go of autumn down here
Here we are on the seesaw again
Glad you want to! Go with you….straightend out a lot myself.
Veryvery sick corona brother….but he will make it!
Oh, gee, sorry to hear!!! Big Love❤