I missed the date for finishing my little quilt fragment for ‘inching along’ but I am not worried – the theme was ‘rhythm’ and it took on it’s own pace and time…
The first phase was documented here
The base fabric is a fine turban cotton which I left out on the beach every night whilst we were away, tied to some rusting old boat bits so it soaked up and imprinted with the rhythm of the tides. The walking rhythms of the days…noticing the changes to the tide lines… have become stitched patterns and pauses. The rhythm of stitching the piece has integrated into the past couple of months and is a practice I want to continue.
Now I look at this I feel a strong sense that I could have stopped here – I love the texture and movement of the cloth. But I carried on, the thinking and process of stitching took over and I ended up
I also like the way images can magnify, draw attention to detail, dilate my view
Have a browse..
The fragments of colour are naturally dyed cloth from Heike – Gerdiary – her inspiring blog is one I so enjoy – natural dyes supporting the natural world matter to me
Onto the next quilt piece, the next exhibition, and the next body of work….!