Tag Archives: time

Taking time

A few stitches on the first ‘Time and Space’ quilt: I found that very fine crochet cotton (the long yellow stitches you can see here) is perfect for basting. This area will be quilted in squares eventually, so there will … Continue reading

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Time and Space

So with all the dyeing, rinsing, washing, rinsing, drying, ironing, cutting, sorting, folding, packaging, and mailing I’ve been doing recently, I have been not-stitching. At first this was a source of irritation and frustration, because stitching is what I do, … Continue reading

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making ground

I finished preparing all twenty-five crone cloth blocks and laid them out on the floor to see what was the best arrangement. These are each 12″ square, made from fabrics layered onto a foundation of fine cotton lawn or muslin. … Continue reading

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Happy new year

A new start. New Year’s Eve strikes me the same way as birthdays: a few minutes pass, close to midnight, and suddenly it’s a different year and people start jumping around and whooping. This idea of marking the vastness of … Continue reading

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Full circle

‘Ring of Time’ is now complete and in the shop awaiting a new home. It measures about 19″ square. I ought to measure cloths in time rather than inches, but I lost count of the number of hours. A cloth … Continue reading

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Circling time

Still working on this ring of stones seen from above. The background is a piece of patchwork I pieced some time ago, about 12″ square – squares of time joined together, minutes merging into hours.  I have a birthday this … Continue reading

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Ring of time

It’s been a week of catching up: correspondence, administration, tidying, sorting, a little parcelling – and I seem to have little to show for it. Running round in circles trying to get everything done, trying – and failing – to … Continue reading

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A pocketful of time

The cloth changed its name yesterday. Until yesterday it was Night and Day. Night: and Day: It started life as a cloth about time: about how it’s a peculiarly human need to carve up time into convenient measures – minutes, … Continue reading

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Walking backwards

Time really is circular, I think. I think of life as a spiral, where we are born on the outer edge and we walk round and round through the years in ever-decreasing circles that get nearer to the centre, where … Continue reading

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All mixed up

I love this time of year: the turning of the season is very apparent, and the light is beginning to change colour.  I prefer the old Celtic word Samhain (pronounced ‘sowen’) to Hallowe’en, but it’s essentially the same thing.  I never … Continue reading

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