Continuing to compile the Tracks sketchbook, I’m concentrating for now on the linear patterns. At a later point I want to isolate some motifs – for instance, I can see little irregular crosses in some of those lines – and stitch some tiny motifs in a row.
It’s quite a challenge to keep in mind that these patterns are not necessarily leading to anything immediate. I’m more used to collecting images and making samples with a view to making a finished ‘product’ at the end of it. But these are just an exercise in gathering, just for the fun of gathering. I have an idea in my head that I’d like to make a sketchbook like this for every month of this year – a year in stitch, if you remember – so if that happens then there won’t be time to make anything else.
On a brief technical note, I intend to delete my old blogger blog (stitchinglife.blogspot.com) on 1st February. If you are still using my old blog to find your way here, then please, please bookmark this page or find another method of getting here. I’m increasingly having problems accessing google reader and blogger. At the moment I can’t even get in to write a post on my old blog; I can only update the title. And I still can’t comment on blogger blogs using my google profile. Grrr.