Tag Archives: hand stitched

Oseberg Book One begins

Here’s the plan: two mixed media/cloth books based on the textile finds from the Oseberg ship burial. The first one will be to do with clothing; the second to do with home furnishings, linens, wall hangings, etc. There is enough … Continue reading

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Layering the land

While I wait for my wool batting to arrive, I’m working on a wall-hanging quilt. Just a few little stitches on some hand-dyed cotton scrim.

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The beast walks away

More or less the same as the first, and really quite interesting to make the same thing again. Not something I often do; I generally don’t enjoy making duplicates. I wondered if the second version of this same design would … Continue reading

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Kinship with cloth

It’s funny how one sample leads to another with almost no effort, and how each adds a little more information to the incomplete picture of where it’s all leading. Still the same sort of size (10″ x 10″-ish), this one … 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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Couture clutch

Hubs and I are going to a wedding in a few days. That means I have to dress like a grown-up and look reasonably ‘nice’. I’m not good at looking like a girl: I spend most of my time in … Continue reading

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A square circle

The patchwork circle is now finished. Part of the ‘search for peace’ series, it is made up of not quite 250 silk squares, ranging from 2″ to 1/2″, all hand-pieced over paper. I used freezer paper so I think I … Continue reading

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