Category Archives: Stitch

In Praise of Slow


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau Here’s another from my latest batch of eco prints on silk. I took the batch outside to photograph. I thought how well this print looked … Continue reading

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Found:Unbound I


I recently finished the first little work in the series – a sort of dismantled artist book – which I’m calling, for now at least, Found Unbound.  Here it is, framed. Here’s the work at an earlier stage. I wrote … Continue reading

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Pulling out the Strands: Wildness


“Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth … Continue reading

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An Artist Book for Healing: Ethiopian Healing Scrolls, Aporia, Knots and Ikupasuy


“All over the world, people make objects to hold and send their prayers. There are special ceremonies found in ancient cultures and practiced today, that involve the construction of ‘holders and senders’ of prayers from natural materials. Prayer carriers have … Continue reading

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Shimacho


The image to the left, courtesy of wafuworks is of a page of a shimacho. Shimacho (Japanese) means stripe book. They are fabric sample books. They have a number of purposes. Sometimes they are  commercial samplers. Sometimes records, created by … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 30 September 2015: Walking the White Cliffs and Looking at an Horizon


As it was my husband’s birthday today and the weather was fine, we drove down to an old and favourite walking haunt,  St Margaret’s at Cliffe. We lunched at The Pines Garden Tea Rooms as usual, which serves mega-amounts of delicious dishes prepared … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 3 September 2015: Inchie Energy, Inchie Music


Here’s another example of my ongoing explorations with a bleach pen.  Two more inchies. These were drawn onto inkjet prints, not fabric. I ironed these. The heat singed the bleach marks. And some images dropped into my mind, as I … Continue reading

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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook: Digitised and Online – and On Show in Atlanta, Georgia


I’ve just had word from Art House Coop that my 2015 Sketchbook, which will shortly be touring to various US venues, is now digitised and is available for viewing at this link:
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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015 – Done, Polished, Posted


Some of the pages were polished – those to which I added beeswax or encaustic wax. The sketchbook was a progression of my artistic exploration Below the Line, a phrase from Deepak Chopra’s book Quantum Healing. I dismantled the sketchbook … Continue reading

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Eclipses, Bloodlines and Blood Moons


My visual journal entry to mark the week. A week of eclipses (two). I’m using blackish tones in this little piece. One black obscuring another. The brownish-black squares are the front and back of two used (blackcurrant?) teabags from my ever-increasing stash. Square black moons placed over another used teabag – of green tea and it’s yellow-white. There’s two semi-circles pencilled-in at the bottom of the top moon and the top of the bottom moon. I’m going to stick these with the tea-dyed embroidery cotton that rests under the red line. This is a bit of red recycled sari silk. It represents a bloodline. It weaves right across and separates the landscapes of the two suns and around the top of one of a growing collection of black round stones I am digging up at the allotment. Broken open, they are red. It may be bloodstone. Gem buffs out there, help me. I’m calling this a blood moon. Continue reading

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