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Category Archives: samples
The woman buried with the queen on the Oseberg ship is generally thought of as her attendant. The second woman is thought to have been about 50, whereas the queen was much older. The attendant was wearing a blue dress, … Continue reading
Flying past with a quick update: here is the first sample, which I’m imagining as perhaps a section of the hem of the red dress. Various silk fabrics, with little tassels made from textured yarns. And yes, OK, the Vikings … Continue reading
Lots of pictures today. I made some fabric treasure packs: I wondered how much mileage you could get out of one pack, so, just out of interest, I spent an enjoyable few days getting to know the ‘Moody Blues’ pack. … Continue reading
Got a bit sidetracked… Found some pictures of Stone Age owl plaques and vessels… It wasn’t too far from this to cloth. Note my very sore index finger!
I wanted to know how it would look if I randomly layered a few fabrics onto some batting and held the fabrics together with only straight stitches. Having made a few straight-stitched rings, I then wondered if I could somehow … Continue reading
In progress on the work table. I photographed sections of the samples so far and then enlarged further sections on the photocopier – more of this later, but you can just see a bit of one of these towards the … Continue reading
It’s funny how one sample leads to another with almost no effort, and how each adds a little more information to the incomplete picture of where it’s all leading. Still the same sort of size (10″ x 10″-ish), this one … Continue reading
Another sample, this time echoing some of the aerial patterns formed by neolithic burial grounds. Interestingly, these are very similar to the cup-and-ring marks found on rocks and stones. Stitched area is again about 8″ x 10″; the central panel … Continue reading
Another rock art sample, this time using small pieces of cotton fabrics laid onto some quilt batting and quilted wtih a circular pattern. I laid a piece of silk organza over the top before couching the design, though you can … Continue reading