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Posts tagged ‘Indian sari fabric’

A spring update

……although today is more summer than spring, a very early day of fire danger, heat and swirling winds, indicators of a long hot summer on its way.

I seem to be moving back more and more in to hand stitching, slow and contemplative, and more earthy somehow, and with it a moving towards using more of my gentler dyed fabrics…..

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after a winter of stitching with bold and bright colours!…. IMG_8755 IMG_9533 IMG_9634 IMG_9812 IMG_9816 IMG_9817 IMG_9820 IMG_9821

meditative stitch

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Making this sari-scrap quilt/throw has been a long and labour-intensive journey, but it has been a very peaceful activity to do all the hand-stitching without setting any deadlines for completion; a very meditative activity which seems approriate, using all these beautiful scraps from indian saris! I am almost finished the front at last….panels pieced, now only to contemplate the border, and decide how to work a back for it. I love this part of quilt making, when the different sections are being worked together and starting to take on a new life as a melded fabric; and whether I am stitching the final touches by hand or machine [in this case both], I get pleasure from the feel of it evolving, and the colours which are coming together with a new kind of glow. The running stitch that I have worked on all the panels of this quilt has the effect of blending the disparate pieces.