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Shadows pass

I’ve been working on this little cloth for the past few days: The backing is a very old linen cloth with a hand-worked edging – it’s either very fine crochet or needle-lace, I can’t tell which. The worked area in … Continue reading

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Wordless details

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Inside

Of course, this jacket will need lining. And as I thought about that, I thought about how nice it might be if this was reversible. So that means making two jackets, in effect: one inside the other. If I bind … Continue reading

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Pieces of Spring

I began work on the jacket over the weekend, laying pieces of cotton and linen fabric over a foundation of fine soft quilter’s calico. I’m aiming for the colours of very early spring, as in this quick sketch: The back … Continue reading

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Stitching Spring

Just a small thing in progress. The colours of Spring, taking the path of Spring.

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Wordless weekend

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Sea

In between squares for the large cloth, I put this little cloth together, using the same method – layering fabrics, piecing the squares, then quilting.  I think I’m calling this technique ‘layered patchwork’ – I don’t know if I’m reinventing the … Continue reading

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Boro

In between squares, I’ve been working on this little table runner, which I finished this morning: Inspired by the Japanese boro tradition, it’s made from retired and recycled clothing, hand-dyed and overdyed, and all hand stitched.  The memories of the fabrics themselves … Continue reading

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