Slow Stitching is a way of working that allows for contemplation and is a release from the otherwise busy things today’s life so often demands. It is almost zen like and I find it complements my other work which tends to be more hurried and frantic. Some of this work makes a statement, some is just for the fun of it.
“LIFE: TWISTS AND TURNS”—Tea and Rust Dyed Cotton, silk seed stitches, and hand twisted silk cordage, 10.5 x 71 inches
Never expected the twists and turns of 2020!
“STRANGE YEAR”—3 stripes, each 2 1/5 in x 6 ft, Dyed wool, Silk, buttons, and beads
Dealing with 2020 Covid social distancing these are: "As We Were", "We Can Do This", and "We Can Dream".
“VARIOUS INDIVIDUAL PIECES”
“STUDY OF SQUARES...”
These are 3 of a set of 10 woven squares. The main part was woven in the Theo Moorman technique to inlay the main shapes with weft ranging from handspun to found string. Once off the loom and cut apart each piece was embelished according to its need. Details of ther creation may be seen on my blog page, The Long Green Warp. They are roughly 7 inches wide and these shown are titled: "Dressing Up", "Centered", and "Eight Buttons"
“STITCHES NOT WORDS”
These are 3 of a set of 9 hand dyed pieces made from vintage linen napkins. After being cut apart they were reassembled with stitching added.
The story of “Stitches not Words” may be seen here.