A gnarled and wrinkled stone
silk noil seemed just right
Simple and nearly round
One of my favourite pieces of dyed silk
It took me a while but
I surprised myself and cut into it.
Oh, such courage!
This little interpretation could have been more subtle.
I always seem to prefer a gentler change in colour.
Of course pink for Thursday
when baby Stevie Ray was born!
I think I need to take another look at pink
now that both my grandchildren are girls!
So now I am in the fifth month of Stone Pathways
and am wishing I knew a bit more about
How it was formed
what it is made of.
Another piece of precious silk
this had been scrunched and pressed for another project
but now it's speckled nature
is sitting here for a beautiful speckled
I didn't have the heart to iron out my silk!
Four months of stone pathways
are now pinned up on one of the design walls.
It is about 7ft long by 29".
I need time to sit and reflect.
Do I want to continue in this format?
The seams are curved
Do I want to change to straight seams for the next four months?
How many layers does it need?
A quilt batte and a backing or just one layer of backing?
What stitching marks bring it all together?
These are some of the questions I will be asking myself
as I stitch on into May.
I am smiling because I was trained to have everything
resolved on paper before starting
before wasting materials.
But that has never suited me
I need to have the freedom to change my mind
to change the direction of a piece.
Basically as stitchers we spend a lot of time with our work
and it changes with every stitch
and I work best if I take the time to listen to what it asks of me.