Stitching land

Well, so much for ‘oh this will be really simple, just a few quilted lines.’ There are a few quilted lines:

But mostly it’s become a lot more complicated than that.

This, of course, is ‘Perspective’, another square/circle quilt.

There are many layers – lots of sheers, semi-sheers, net, chiffon. It is difficult to photograph because of the complexity of the layering, but I hope enough of it shows here.

This afternoon I’m somewhere down at the lower end of the picture, working some seeding over hand-dyed cotton scrim.

Very restful it is, too.

It will take as long as it takes. And that’s just fine.

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15 Responses to Stitching land

  1. Jill says:

    complex indeed, beautiful definitely!

  2. aracne says:

    I love the use of thread of different colours, the layers of fabric, the textures…you have me dreaming.

  3. Jan Marriott says:

    looks really tactile as well

  4. Rachel says:

    It’s never as simple as you first expect, is it! Never mind, it is worth the effort!

  5. maggi21 says:

    Beautiful layers. There is just something so satisfying about hand sewing fabrics like these.

  6. Sally jo says:

    Your colors or rather the layers of colors are so wonderful and restful – like an amazing garden where the stitches are the suggestion of fairy dust.

  7. Jennie says:

    The colours are amazing Karen….just love your work.

  8. suzy quaife says:

    Such beautiful layering here Karen – the colouring and stitching is beautiful and once stitched-
    the depth shows through. Scrim is one of my favourite materials to work with as it works with you and will behave any way you wish it too!
    Have a wonderful day stitching!

  9. Chris Gray says:


    …running and seeding always do it for me too :-)))

  10. Penny says:

    Make sure you give it as long as it takes!

  11. I’m loving the calm, colour and overall deliciousness of this piece. I can hardly wait to see it finished.

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