The definition of good morning: a cup of hot black coffee, a cloth in progress, and a little collection of fabrics ready for their auditions.
These are non-competitive auditions because they will all win in the end. I really like just looking at fabrics – although it’s never just looking, is it, because I have to pick them all up and touch them as well. It’s just seeing with hands, I suppose.
The Traveller’s Blanket is turning into a short story collection. I’ve found it quite challenging to adopt someone else’s technique while making it look like my own work. Dijanne makes these cloths so beautifully and I didn’t want to produce an imitation. I imagine it’s a bit like doing a cover version of a very well-known song.
It’s a good opportunity to include some treasure, like this silk velvet, eco-dyed by Arlee
And this beautiful eco-print from Jane Hunter
And then a few vignettes are happening here and there:
Now that a few fabrics have been applied, the cloth is stable enough to work on without support from the table. Eventually there will be some kind of quilting or seeding in between the motifs, but I think that point is still some way off. In the meantime it can carry on keeping my knees warm while I stitch in the evenings.
12 thoughts on “Just looking”
oh my, what an absolute beauty! it’s like an art gallery in stitch with each ‘painting’ artfully ‘hung’ – simply stunning!
that’s very kind, thank you 😊 I haven’t really got to grips with where it’s all going yet but I hope it will all come together in the end.
that’s quite a cunning edge stitch on the bit of Arlee’s silk velvet …
Sounds bout how I like my downstairs morning to start. That’s after a bit of a lie in with the dogs and the only cup of tea of the day. Contemplative farbicy thought is definitely of black coffee level.
Definitely! Tuesdays are a treat because I’m in the day job from Wednesday.
Yes, working out how to learn from doing something without producing a poor copy of the tutor’s piece is a whole adventure in itself, isn’t it. You are producing something delightful, though.
Yes, it’s quite a challenge but I’m looking forward to seeing how it looks
Loving this! It’s going to be stunning 🤩
Thank you 😊 I hope it turns out ok
Finally!! I’ve figured out how to get in and leave comments! Your work is so inspiring. Your detail is exquisite.
The colours for your life travels blanket are simply stunning.
Thanks so much, Bernie. I’m looking forward to working on it
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