I will be exhibiting some work later in the year so I have started a new piece of slow cloth. I have stuck with my usual white and have pieced together the background fabric. Now I have started the stitching. This is usually done in the evening. I find it hard to settle to hand stitching during the day. The day is for machining or making things. The evening is for hand stitching. The rhythm is better. I was stitching lines last night and as I finished a thread I decided to leave the thread on the top. Its quite had to see on the photo as its such a tiny detail but I like the way it breaks up the lines. Considering how much I admire neat precise stitching, mine is getting scruffier and scruffier!I really like the way Jude responds to events in an abstract way on her cloth. I think I will try to move beyond just enjoying creating textures and patterns.
Monday, 18 January 2010
I have been reading Jude Hills blog for a while and recently she has been leading a discussion on slow cloth. Its pieces that evolve slowly using recycled cloth and generally hand stitching. This sums up my pieces well. I cannot even start to list all the places where I agree with the conversation.