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Laying out

I’m starting to put some of the bits and pieces together. The pages are about 11” square, with an extra inch for the binding margin. I’m covering squares of cartridge paper with fabric, which I’ll eventually fix back to back … Continue reading

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The queen’s red dress (4)

Just a small sample, about 3” x 4”: couched threads and simple embroidery on silk. I’m imagining it as the end of a cuff. That picot edging is something that was actually found on one of the Oseberg textiles, made … Continue reading

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The queen’s red dress (2)

Flying past with a quick update: here is the first sample, which I’m imagining as perhaps a section of the hem of the red dress. Various silk fabrics, with little tassels made from textured yarns. And yes, OK, the Vikings … Continue reading

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Rings

I wanted to know how it would look if I randomly layered a few fabrics onto some batting and held the fabrics together with only straight stitches. Having made a few straight-stitched rings, I then wondered if I could somehow … Continue reading

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adding a little dimension

In progress on the work table. I photographed sections of the samples so far and then enlarged further sections on the photocopier – more of this later, but you can just see a bit of one of these towards the … 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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Sampling (3)

Another sample, this time echoing some of the aerial patterns formed by neolithic burial grounds. Interestingly, these are very similar to the cup-and-ring marks found on rocks and stones. Stitched area is again about 8″ x 10″; the central panel … Continue reading

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Sampling (2)

Another rock art sample, this time using small pieces of cotton fabrics laid onto some quilt batting and quilted wtih a circular pattern. I laid a piece of silk organza over the top before couching the design, though you can … Continue reading

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Sampling

I’ve been re- investigating some of the ancient marks found on Northumbrian rock art, most of which are made from a series of circular and linear patterns.  I’ve looked at these patterns many times over the years, thinking about how … Continue reading

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This is red

Do not adjust your set! Not my usual colour, I know. Very red, isn’t it? Still in the spirit of finishing the unfinished, I needed something to sit with this piece of window patchwork, made from leftover fabrics after making … Continue reading

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