I gave myself a break over Easter. I’ve come back to the cloth that (as yet) has no name: the first in a small series about cup and ring marks, ancient circles and spirals, lines and basic marks.
These lines and circles seem to communicate without words. Maybe they come from a time before language; certainly before literacy. There is a kind of magic about them, a deep and unfathomable wisdom in their shapes.
I’m enjoying the earthy colour palette here, and the repeating motifs.
I’ve been invited to give a talk to a local stitching group and I’m just gathering together some inspiration. I’ll take this unfinished cloth too, mostly to see if anyone can help name it.
22 thoughts on “Still making time”
Beautiful stitching Karen! What about “Written in stone” for a title that what I think of when see circles and spirals.
Thanks so much, Pam – that’s a lovely idea
How much more I appreciate this cloth having recently made my own connection to cup-and-ring marks … and realizing I too might make a sampler of sorts, even as I wonder what it all means
I’m just beginning to realise that most of what I make is a sampler of sorts, part of an epic voyage through cloth and thread. These marks are endlessly fascinating.
I love this Karen – the stones are speaking…
Amazing really, such simple shapes. I hear them too.
Maybe call this beauty: earthy palette.
Or palette of earth.
Nice! These things generally name themselves when they’re complete, so I’ll wait and see.
Wish I lived closer…I would LOVE to meet you and view your artful stitching in person. I enjoy your blog and posts immensely. 💜
Thanks so much, Sherri. The internet makes the world much smaller.
Lovely and inspiring. I prefer the circles to the squares/rectangles. Soothing.
It’s been a relaxing piece to work on.
So beautiful, Karen. Your work makes my fingers itch.
I read your title as marking time, does that work?
I really like that – thank you! I think that might be it…
The name will dissolve into view in its own time. In my experience, at least, “to everything there is a season…”!
Yes, it will tell me when it’s ready. I do like ‘Marking Time’ though
Wonderfully imagined and I love the colors you have chosen.
Thank you 😊 The colours are even nicer in real life, they haven’t photographed that well
The “rings of time.” Beautiful work! Also, I love the colour pallete
also a lovely name, thank you!
So soothing. Enjoy your talk.
Happy to report the talk was very enjoyable (for me at least!)
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