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Time and Space

So with all the dyeing, rinsing, washing, rinsing, drying, ironing, cutting, sorting, folding, packaging, and mailing I’ve been doing recently, I have been not-stitching. At first this was a source of irritation and frustration, because stitching is what I do, … Continue reading

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Stitching the rain

When it rains all day, as it did yesterday, there’s not much else you can do. It rained beads. And it rained stitches. Shouting at the sky didn’t make the slightest difference. So I sat down with some paper and … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves

Just a small art quilt that I began yesterday, using some really beautiful hand-dyed silk organza¬† pieces from Heike. When I was stitching the wool felt squares over the weekend, I found myself wondering if that same straight stitch would … Continue reading

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no dominion

The title of this quilt comes from a poem by Dylan Thomas, as does some of the imagery. Words in italics are from the poem ‘And death shall have no dominion’. With the man in the wind and the west … Continue reading

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some quilting

I wanted to keep the quilting very simple on this piece because there is already quite a lot going on with the piecing and colours. It can be quite difficult to keep the quilting as part of the design rather … Continue reading

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Some stars

There are seven stars on this quilt. No reason for choosing seven; it just seemed like the right kind of number. Each star is cut from hand-dyed silk, and stitched to the quilt with needle-turned applique. I like to see … Continue reading

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A flower

Still working on the quilt, I applied this flower by couching a decorative yarn around the shape and then cutting the fabric close to the couched line. The centre is a commercial batik scrap gathered over an extra piece of … Continue reading

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A quilt

I started this last week, having woken up one morning with the title already in place. The patchwork moon is 15″ in diameter and is cut from various hand-dyed fabrics, hand-pieced over paper. I don’t know what size the quilt … Continue reading

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To dream again

These are the last two pages of this little mixed media book. Again, very simple layering and stitching, trying to make it look as if the card and fabric belong together. For the last page, I wanted something a little … Continue reading

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Be not afear’d

At the bottom of the wardrobe I found an old ‘brag bag’. This is a pvc bag made of clear pockets that you can fill with your own artwork or photographs. As a functional bag it was always pretty useless, … Continue reading

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