I know this cloth book is taking up all my time at present, and will continue to do so for several more weeks. I hope that it won’t become tedious for some of you. I’ve been thinking about this issue a little, and have become a bit concerned about whether people will get bored of seeing page after page, especially as there are so many more to come. This led me to ask myself whether I’m writing for myself or for an audience. Essentially, I think of this blog as me talking to myself – a place to collect thoughts and processes, just like a cloth is a place to collect thoughts and stitches. I’m always surprised and delighted when someone else joins in the conversation.
I have many ideas for other things that I would like to pursue, but I think for now I’ll stick to this one project so that it has my full attention. I wish there was another word for ‘project’. There’s something about the word that implies ‘just another thing to get finished’, ‘the latest thing’, and I feel that this little book is somehow more meaningful than that.
This is at least the last of the starry sky pages for a while. This one is made from layered silk, satin, crystal organza, tulle and nylon chiffon, stitched quite simply. The next page will be quite a marathon, I suspect, and I’m not sure how I’m going to tackle it. Enjoy your weekend while I think about that.