A Direct Foundation approach
I mentioned a bit about this process in Part 1/ Thought Catching. I am mentioning it here as an alternative to Piecemaking, puzzle style.
I included the video from part 1 here, just as an example of how I use this technique outside of the "patchwork" pattern approach. I also wanted to share some exrended thoughts here regarding the technique, and maybe technique in general.
I love watching you stitch and your thought process about where you are going. I have been doing more and more slow stitching and enjoying it! Thanks for ALL you share!
Get ready for more!!!
I am really loving these small videos and audio tapes. It seems like we are evolving with you and it’s making my mouth water to get on with this. Thank you.
Bummer, the videos don’t work. I love all of your video!!
not sure why, they are YouTube, not having any other complaints… what device are you using?
Wow, just found your blog and class offerings. Wow, is all I can say. Your work is amazing and thanks so much for the validation of hand work… I even patch my son’s jeans with hand work instead of machine sewing the patches on his work clothes… I have a lot now to fill my reading time – though you have opened the flood gates to what’s been floating around in my brain – Thank YOU!!!
You are quite welcome!
I just found you and loving your work! I have been collecting Japanese silks and cotton for a few years and wanting to use it on clothing. You have inspired me to go forward with my ideas.
I love when your cat comes to help in one of the videos! Skatching is definitely blowing my mind here, can’t wait to experiment.
Love this! I usually do by placing a piece (a square or a circle) in the middle and start placing the scraps around, but I think your way makes easier the process. Thank you so much for sharing.
there are so many ways, they change with need and circumstance right?
ooooooooh…. this hand-drawn line is like a yellow brick road! could see doing a portrait this way, with even smaller bits, some raw-edge, skitch skatching ‘n hand-dyed cloth… no more excuses, so lotsa time! thank you, dear friend! xox
Just watched your sketch and skitch skatch videos and I am feeling quite inspired by this technique. Thank so much for sharing your thoughts and techniques 🙂
Love receiving the lessons once again. Thanks for all the hard work. Love having a new idea to try.
I enjoy being here too
Really enjoying the pauses and prompts. I have often been disappointed with “quilting classes” never really finding my way in through the tools and techniques. Connectedness to stitch and cloth is what I have found in your approach, and the work just flows. Many thanks.
It is so comforting to know
I’m glad you found time, I was getting out of step and losing the melody 💙 and then I found a heart to copy. Love and peace to all
time is always there really, i am losing the excuses.
I meant it more metaphorically really, its such an elusive little devil. But I did miss you.
it is a most wonderful journey..the interruptions just give me mmore wing stretching time as I explore new concepts and processes…what a glorious ride!
Wing stretching time…thanks Kristin
yes stretch out, enjoy the wind
I am always excited to get new posts from you, Jude! I am still making nine patch squares with the paperless piecing method, and am looking forward to seeing some ways to put them together. At first I thought it was “crazy” to do all that hand stitching, but now I am “in love” with the technique and do some every night under my Ott light. I am using blue and white fabrics which I collected on my many trips to Japan where my son lives. Thank you, Jude, for this new passion.
it does get to be a habit, doesn’t it?
Been on kind of an hiatus here. Enjoying seeing the videos again. I will resume when I do. As I do. I am a bit scattered ,right now, to tell the truth. I have been working on a big painting and that seems to deplete my stitching mojo. But some how they do inform each other.
yes they do, i see them as parts of a whole
Having a very good time playing with this idea. Something new is doing the trick & being just the pick-me-up needed. oxo
i always feel this technique was made for you somehow
Peek-a-boo! Jude! . . . I love that! It keeps popping up as I work and making me giggle x
You continue to amaze me with your out of the “square” thinking. Learning so much here- wish I had taken ALL your other classes!!!! I have always “colored outside the lines” so it’s nice to see that sort of thinking validated in your impressive stitch work.
thinking, wondering and playing has got to be at the root of all things
So fascinating to me to see the evolution of ideas, techniques and thought processes of your creativity. Thank you, Jude for sharing…I love how you go along, developing your own sense of being with the cloth, and how it’s never static! Helps me to realize it is OK that things are not “finished”. LOVE “skitch skatching”—what a GLORIOUS term!!! xoxox
i always play with words, it’s the kid in me.
love the dotted red patch extended and look forward to seeing what you do with the fray in that old indigo patch
she’s a beauty, love how silk can fall apart and hold on at the same time so beautifully
Love it! I’m here for the long run! So I’m rolling with you through all the technical difficulties you have had!
This class is wonderful!
rolling is such a great concept, going round and round, travelling, enjoying the spin, knowing you are going.
Oops! Darn auto correct! ” scatching ” 😁
😑 meant Skatching! I need more coffee….
Love that scratching! Can’t wait to give it a try 💙
ha! know what you mean