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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Stitching a Ladder to Climb


Ladder Stitch I Recycled Sari Silk 3 February 2016January 2016 was not a good month. In some ways. I’ve been sick. We’re having new carpets fitted (an enormous upheaval ). I’m working surrounded by chaos. 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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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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A Winter Hexagon


One of my preoccupations these days – hexagons. This eco print hexagon made me think constellation.

I researched hexagonal constellation and came up with a Winter Hexagon of six stars, Capella, Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, Procyon and Pollux.

Capella is a star in the Auriga constellation. Aldebaran is a giant orange star in the constellation of Taurus. Rigel is in the Orion constellation. Sirius is a star system. Procyon is in the Canis Minor constellation. Pollux is in the Gemini constellation and is a giant orange star. Continue reading

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Chicken Wire and The Flower of Life


This is what’s called, in quilting circles, the flower arrangement – six hexagonal petals and a seventh for the centre.

I’ve made this flower from a piece of eco-printed fabric. It’s from the first batch of bundles I ever printed. Continue reading

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A Perambulation of the Corpus Striatum


An image is forming.

This is an eco print on cotton from a recent batch. The red lines are imprints of the red sari silk I used to tie up this little test bundle for steaming. It made me think veins and I saw how I could use this to develop my Below the Line project. Continue reading

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