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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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Samite silk

One of the best sources for Viking textiles is the Oseberg ship burial, which dates to around 834 AD. Two women were given a splendid burial in a purpose-built chamber on a ship, which was then interred. The grave appears … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

The central square of ‘Metamorphosis’ (formerly known as the crone cloth): Silk shapes, hand-dyed by Heike, stitched to wool batting. Not consciously intentional in the composition stage, but I like the way there are lighter areas among the darker ones. … Continue reading

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Patchwork puzzle

Of course, it all went together perfectly well in the end: But next time I really must remember to write a plan of what goes where. If you’re piecing anything complicated, it’s always a good idea to make two versions … Continue reading

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Putting it together

The body parts of another creature. As a child I liked jigsaws. Just as well, as I forgot to write down a plan for the piecing.

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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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those falling leaves

Still working with silk, which is lovely but slightly demanding. I’m using silk batting in this piece and dupion silk for the backing, both of which can be difficult to work with. Silk batting needs a lot of ‘fussing’ with … 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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Paint and stitch

Here is one of the little pieces of linen I painted at the weekend: With a little layering and stitching, it can be integrated into a small textured landscape: A very happy birthday today to my mum, who likes poppies.

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Pages part 2

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

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