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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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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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Pages part 1

Pages from the Winter Queen sketchbook, as requested, to be posted over a couple of days as there are quite a few pictures. Pages are 8″ square, and mostly a mixture of paper, cloth and stitch. You should be able … Continue reading

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Winter in August

Still in the spirit of tidying and finishing, I spent the weekend finally getting round to finishing the cover for a sketchbook I started in January. Not really the season for it, admittedly, although the temperature and rainfall recently have … Continue reading

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Quilting the sky

I’m now undecided about whether this is going to be two separate jackets, or whether it will be a single reversible one. I will have to travel a little further before it becomes clear, I think. The inner silk jacket … Continue reading

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Abstraction

“There is no abstract art.  You must always start with something.  Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality… the idea of the object will have left an indelible mark.” -Picasso Abstract (as a transitive verb): take out of; extract; … Continue reading

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Pattern and line

Still exploring pattern and line based on tyre treads. And more lines: [explore: L. ‘explorare’, to search out, investigate] I don’t have much to say at present.

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Wordless weekend: note to self

 

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Treading softly…

…on tiptoe:

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Making tracks

I’m seeing them everywhere. When I printed one of these photographs, there were the loveliest blues and greens that I didn’t notice at the scene. I liked the colour palette so much I made a little thread-wrapped card, just to … Continue reading

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