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Loose Ends

At the end of a busy winter of stitching and dyeing [see more on that in next post!], have decided to pull together some of the various pieces of cloth that have occupied me. Seems time to construct a whole, rather than parts…just for awhile. So I have finished and hung the “warm winter cloth”: the intense embroidery stitching, very simple blanket stitch, chain stitch and running stitches, were satisfying on long winter evenings, as was the warmth of the felted fibres that were the base, beautiful and soft to stitch through..

I have started to assemble the blue-green pieces that have been on-going for quite some time, into a cloth loosely called “watercolours”

and the warm, madder-based cloth , a combination of naturally-dyed bits, old sari scraps and other warm-coloured pieces

so a lot of stitching to do, and textures to add, to both of these cloths, but they have a bit of a direction happening now.

Sad farewell this week to the brilliant Leonard Cohen, whose wonderful poetry ¬†inspired the name of my blog….