Tag Archives: summer

Completion

I’m ready to call Monolith finished.  It seems to have taken a long time to complete this cloth, but that somehow seems appropriate for a subject so ancient. I think there will be more cloths featuring stones and their cup … Continue reading

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Remembering sky

When I was very young I used to amuse myself by imagining that dawn was an artist who painted the sky a different colour each morning.  Some days she mixed her paints too wet and the excess water would drip … Continue reading

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Solstice

May your sun shine brightly on this longest day

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Preparing an honest face

A cloth filled with sun, for the summer solstice this weekend: The sun rays are layered between gold mesh and very sheer chiffon, with the disc of the sun on the surface. Originally, I wanted to make it a ‘storybook’ sun, with a face, … Continue reading

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Number 7 of 9

It occurred to me that it would be more sensible to photograph the leafkeeper actually keeping a leaf in a book – obvious, really… Only two more to go in this limited edition series, which I intend to complete over … Continue reading

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5 and 6

It’s been quite a solitary weekend as my husband has a nasty cold and quarantined himself upstairs, so I’ve been able to spend more time stitching than is ordinarily possible at weekends.  Perhaps I should also point out that my … Continue reading

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Summer Leafkeepers

The first and second (above) in a series of nine leafkeeper bookmarks for the summer, which I’ll add to the shop as they’re finished.  I think you should be able to click and enlarge the top two to see some of … Continue reading

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Summer sun

More exploration with the trees sketches: This is about 8″ x 6″; layered fabrics on a cotton canvas backing, and heavily stitched. An interesting exercise.  The result is very literal, which is what I intended.  On the painting, the tree extends … Continue reading

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Testing

Page from the sketchbook with little summer leafkeeper (about 2.5″ x 7″).  All those silk trees are needle-turned.  Slightly too fiddly, even for me! I’m about to start a second week of antibiotics for the monster ear infection, which is much better … Continue reading

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Colours

Getting back to normal.  The phrase makes ‘normal’ a place rather than a state of being.  A safe place, perhaps.  As I mentioned yesterday, the orchestra of colours: There’s something so delicious about a paintbox, isn’t there?  I wanted to look … Continue reading

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