Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Last Saturday I spent the day with my Stitchers Plus friends. It had been a while since I had seen them due to other personal social events. One of the girls led us through some texture exercises & we had some fun playing with paper, fabric & thread. I chose to only work with fabric & thread as paper upsets my hands on occasions.

Above is the small piece I came up with. I had fun with running stitch, using it to gather & pleat the fabric. Of course there was also the obligatory removal of threads from fabric, this time to create frayed & fringed edges. Not sure what this piece will be for yet, maybe a book cover.

I have been removing a lot of threads from fabric lately, and for anyone interested my piece of reticella, (maybe it is antique cut-work) is finished at long last. Finally, after 5 years from conception, 3 years of stitching, numerous samples, and one failed attempt, my piece was unveiled at Guild HQ on Saturday to a selected few. Where is the pic you all ask? Well, you will all have to be patient because the piece is set for exhibition next year.