Scale – after finishing the first small concentrated cornerstone piece I feel a need to explore expansive stitching again, using the same stitch – chain stitch, which for me, in my language of stitches, holds references to connections between us – the interconnectedness.
The size is slightly more within my reach this time for ease of working. Time for a deeper wider breath – looking out, up, around and through.
Some woad dyed silk organza from an exhausted dye pot – mottled and randomly marked – fine and delicate and with the quality of transparency allowing for shadow-work stitching.
Cornerstone 1 of the 4 finished and resting .. curls, lifting diamond shapes and textures an intrigiung aspect of the way the stitch choice, pattern and process has structured itself!
Stitching.. one chain at a time. I feel excited to see how this will work as a cornerstone – but there can be no rush, no rapid completion. It is, by its nature, a slow stitch and a slowly developing process emerging gradually, gently.
This work requires strong clear light and the days are short so I like needing to make time to stitch.
Sunset – breathtaking … taking time within a smaller circle of natural rhythm