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Ring of time

It’s been a week of catching up: correspondence, administration, tidying, sorting, a little parcelling – and I seem to have little to show for it. Running round in circles trying to get everything done, trying – and failing – to … Continue reading

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Continuing

I’ve been working on this intermittently over the past few weeks or so. Still circles and squares, squares and circles. It is slowly taking shape. The shape of peace? Based on a patchwork circle I made last month. This one … Continue reading

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Moments

Join a few moments together and you get a whole piece of time. Or a peace of time. Or a  time of peace. So time is like patchwork too. A lifetime made up of moments stitched together. Bind a patchwork … Continue reading

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The final four

I can hardly believe it, but here we are. They’re all done. The finalists: #34 – the painted grid: This is a 2″ circle of rug canvas, painted with acrylics and stitched to hand-dyed linen damask. #35 – the old … Continue reading

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#33 – the confetti circle

This turned out to be a really great way of using very tiny scraps – the ones that are just too small even for patchwork. I layered and fused them to a bit of very lightweight iron-on interfacing then laid … Continue reading

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A pair

On the home straight now, today I have a pair of circles. Not quite a matching pair, but maybe a related pair. #31: the patched circle: 2.5″ cotton batik disc with a half-inch square of dupion silk patched to the … Continue reading

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#30 – the mixed media circle

Paper and cloth aren’t really so different. If you spin cellulose fibres, you get viscose; if you ‘felt’ them you get paper. An over- simplified account, but broadly factual. This circle is made from handmade paper and silk – dupion … Continue reading

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#29 – the felted wool circle

Felted wool is such a delight to stitch on; I don’t know why I don’t use it more often. I found this tiny scrap of hand-dyed felted wool, which came to me as a gift last year. I think this … Continue reading

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#28 – the negative space circle

I wondered how it would look if the square was full and the circle empty – not as in reverse applique, which involves ‘backfilling’ the space – but in a different way. The lines of running stitch are approximately 1/8″ … Continue reading

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#27 – the couched spiral

I like the fact that this one is a solid shape that is made from just a line. The line (in this case a length of space-dyed viscose yarn) coils round on itself enough to give the illusion that this … Continue reading

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