Tag Archives: applique

Moon in Winter

Just about got this finished in time for the end of winter, hurtling as we are towards Imbolc tomorrow and the start of spring. Although it’s still cold, there are signs that the earth is waking up from her winter … Continue reading

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blocks of hope

I spent the weekend making some blocks for Deborah. I intended to make just the one, but I dug around in the ‘unfinished’ box and pulled out a couple of other pieces that could be made up. The pieces of … Continue reading

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Crone skeleton

This is clearly going to be the year of big things. My second large ongoing adventure this year will involve making a start on the crone cloth. Late last year I spent about three weeks drawing an elaborate plan for … Continue reading

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Looking back

I usually find that this is a good time of year for looking back as well as looking forward, like Janus. Yesterday we cleared out the loft, primarily in preparation for the move but also just to see what was … Continue reading

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The beast walks away

More or less the same as the first, and really quite interesting to make the same thing again. Not something I often do; I generally don’t enjoy making duplicates. I wondered if the second version of this same design would … Continue reading

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Full circle

‘Ring of Time’ is now complete and in the shop awaiting a new home. It measures about 19″ square. I ought to measure cloths in time rather than inches, but I lost count of the number of hours. A cloth … Continue reading

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Circling time

Still working on this ring of stones seen from above. The background is a piece of patchwork I pieced some time ago, about 12″ square – squares of time joined together, minutes merging into hours.  I have a birthday this … Continue reading

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borders

Reinforcing border defences. Always a good idea when there is a wild animal on the loose. And then some decoration on the outer border, patched from various cotton and silk scraps. A single labyrinthine line couched in hand-dyed cotton yarn: … Continue reading

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adding a little dimension

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

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Sampling (3)

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

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