Tag Archives: work in progress

Picking up the threads

I’m beginning to feel nearly ready to pick up where I left off, though not quite in the same way. Having completed my PhD, I’m now returning to full-time work. I have somewhat mixed feelings about this, having organised my … Continue reading

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The magic basket

This is my spare-time-and-evenings work. No matter how much I stitch, it never seems to get any emptier.

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Night and day

A little cloth about time, made from lost souls gathered together. Night: … and day: A cloth of two halves, in progress.

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Wordless weekend

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Setting out

Happy new year!  As our planet sets out on another lap around the sun, the rest of us are setting out on our own journey through another year.  Some of us know where we’re going, some of us haven’t a … Continue reading

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The plan

Yes, there is a plan.  Actually, there are two plans: one short term (now until January) and one long term (2011).  The short term plan is to do very little.  This week I have a birthday; next week my husband … Continue reading

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Going back

Today I’m continuing to add stitches to a cloth I started a couple of months ago.  Hand-dyed cotton scrim, old and new lace, sheer ribbon and simple stitches. Cool colours: blue, green and purple.  Winter colours; colours for turning inwards, … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

I have a postcard pinned to the noticeboard above my desk with those words printed on it.  That 1940s cheerful stoicism makes me smile. So, after yesterday’s sturm, drang and angst, I kept calm and carried on: This page will … Continue reading

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Thank you for the reassurance on the continuing cloth book.  I thought I’d mention today how much compositional rearranging is necessary in the transition from paper to cloth.  The pages of the paper version of this book are about 8″ … Continue reading

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A bird in the hand

The flying bird for the next page had to be worked separately because the layered background is not strong or substantial enough to support so much concentrated stitching in one area.  I drew the outline first on white cotton fabric, quite … Continue reading

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