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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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Fragments

Fragments of thoughts, fragments of information, fragments of ideas… everything just a part of something else, part of a bigger picture.  The scale of a thing indicating the importance of its parts. In the great scheme of things, in the … Continue reading

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Thank you…

… for the encouragement and validation. In our society, the concept of ‘work’ usually means something meaningful, useful and valuable; an occupation that in some way ‘helps’ others and carries some sort of monetary reward in exchange. Art is notably … 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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