Tag Archives: Textile Art

The other bird

Before you do anything else, you need to go and read Nora’s account of the original bird: click HERE. I don’t usually say much about commissioned work here. For one thing, I hardly ever do commission work, and for another, … Continue reading

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Looking back

I usually find that this is a good time of year for looking back as well as looking forward, like Janus. Yesterday we cleared out the loft, primarily in preparation for the move but also just to see what was … Continue reading

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The final four

I can hardly believe it, but here we are. They’re all done. The finalists: #34 – the painted grid: This is a 2″ circle of rug canvas, painted with acrylics and stitched to hand-dyed linen damask. #35 – the old … Continue reading

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Four circles

The blog has a little catching up to do, so I’m posting a circle bonanza. Today – for one day only – you get four for the price of one. These, if you remember, form part of a set of … Continue reading

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Perspective

I hung it up in the workroom. Layered sheers are almost impossible to photograph because the light changes the colour, depending on your angle and viewpoint. Depending on your perspective, in fact. Ha. The central circle measures about 21″ in … Continue reading

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Stitching land

Well, so much for ‘oh this will be really simple, just a few quilted lines.’ There are a few quilted lines: But mostly it’s become a lot more complicated than that. This, of course, is ‘Perspective’, another square/circle quilt. There … Continue reading

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#18 – the shadow applique circle

My favourite so far, I think. Silk organza over 2.5″ circle of loose-weave cotton print. It’s always a little disconcerting how a photograph of work seems to show up imperfections in a way that the actual work doesn’t. I see … Continue reading

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On searching

When I began this series, I was thinking of each work as an isolated moment in the search for peace. Since then, I find that my view of peace – and the series – has changed, and I’m still not … Continue reading

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A midnight moon

This one – ‘Midnight’ –  was finished over the weekend: a combination of patchwork and applique, with the binding pieced from black and ivory strips; all pieced and stitched by hand, as always. I really don’t think machine stitching is … Continue reading

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Lightness of being

Good grief, two posts in one day. Well… I just finished ‘Lightness of Being’ today, having started it quite a while ago, and I’ve also got a few little circles stacked up as well – the blog is not quite … Continue reading

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