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Tag Archives: design
When I first came across this design, taken from embroidery found in the Oseberg ship burial, I thought of couched lines and fly stitch. First, of course, I had to transcribe it and somehow get it onto fabric. Easier said … Continue reading
No, I’m not totally here yet… but today I belatedly turned over the new page of the Paul Klee calendar that hangs in my workroom, and I couldn’t help thinking… …wouldn’t this make a marvellous quilt?
And then I found some cave drawings of neolithic animals, already carved up into patchwork blocks: Since the first thing our ancestors would have thought on seeing an animal like this was ‘dinner’, it seems perfectly natural that they should … Continue reading
Just collecting and layering some images and motifs on paper, and just for my own amusement. Varying degrees of success, but since these are only for me and my records, that’s OK. These are all watercolour and pencil on A3 … Continue reading
The second half of the Winter Queen sketchbook; pages are 8″ square, continued from yesterday. The last page from yesterday, with the silk and knitted wire, flips up to reveal this page with its couching samples: This page (below) is … Continue reading
I’m now undecided about whether this is going to be two separate jackets, or whether it will be a single reversible one. I will have to travel a little further before it becomes clear, I think. The inner silk jacket … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s good to walk a while in someone else’s shoes, on someone else’s path. A while ago, Janice was kind enough to send me a photograph of some bicycle tyre tracks in the snow. I made it into a … Continue reading
Sometimes I surprise even myself. You might recall how I was saying the other day that there was no way I could finish the Tracks Samples cloth book by the end of January. I almost feel I should apologise for … Continue reading