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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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#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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The week of small things

This is turning out to be a week of many commitments, so I will probably not be able to return to ‘work’ – that is, the next peace quilt currently awaiting my attention – until next week at the earliest. … Continue reading

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#22 – the sheer circle

I was hoping to have something a little more interesting than ‘just another circle’ today, but progress on the larger cloth is very slow. I seem to spend hours working on it and it doesn’t ever seem to look any … Continue reading

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#20 – the seeded circle

1.5″ diameter, on plain mediumweight linen, with space-dyed cotton perle no. 8. Very small, and very simple. Still on the subject of seeds – though of a different kind – a few weeks ago, I noticed some little seedlings popping … Continue reading

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#18 – the shadow applique circle

My favourite so far, I think. Silk organza over 2.5″ circle of loose-weave cotton print. It’s always a little disconcerting how a photograph of work seems to show up imperfections in a way that the actual work doesn’t. I see … Continue reading

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