Tag Archives: jude hill

Pattern and the power of making

I’ve been thinking on and off for a few years now about how important *pattern* is to me. How I’ve always loved knitting, crochet, embroidery, beadwork where there is a rhythm to it. A repetition that is meditative. But also … Continue reading

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Cat dreams

Backed and quilted. The texture really shone this morning in the low light. I sighed as I felt the softness of the red and orange damasks from Deb. Now that they are quilted down, they are soft and strong. I … Continue reading

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Keeping on

A few days with stuff going on and some health issues, so making small stitching progress. I’ve been working on my free-pieced piece. I have an idea for embellishment that highlights the meeting points. I’m enjoying it so far, even … Continue reading

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Lazy day

Today was kind of a lazy day. I started immersing myself in Small Journeys and spent some time stitching scraps together as I listened and watched. With Javi pressed up against me, as he has been for days, and is … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of pairing

Today was a bit more productive, I am very happy with this bird from this morning’s stitching. His name is Mr Swampy. And that’s it for the bright fabrics I own. His body is beautiful blue silk from SpiralDyed on … Continue reading

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Boids

This morning was a long walk to South Melbourne market, around the lake. And then back home, around the lake. About two hours walking on a sunny morning. The flies were horrendous on the way back. It’s a bad year. … Continue reading

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Birds marching

Tum tee tum tum. I started this project with a¬†plan: a series of silly birds to make into pages. I’ve already deviated from the plan. I’ve drawn a series of bird shapes (or potato shapes or circles or whatever) onto … Continue reading

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Face cloth finished

Lots of images today. I like the details that emerged here, so here they all are. Front and back: And then each of the characters. Wild cat Pensive Incan¬†sculpture man: Magnificent flame mane: Trapped in TV: Shirt shirt man: Ciao … Continue reading

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Moving face cloth along

Last night I finished my crystallising rock man and put my face cloth aside for a while, deciding what to do next. I pulled out one of my newer books that I’ve only partly explored, The Art of Manipulating Fabric … Continue reading

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Flame manes, ladies, rock men

The flame mane lion creature is done. Stitching the mane was a slow and satisfying experience. I enjoyed the split backstitch, and can see myself using this again and again. I also completed this lady… I think she’s river creature, … Continue reading

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