Tuesday, August 22, 2006

tonight I shall stitch

Hand stitch: something I rarely do. But this piece calls for it in certain spots, so I have gotten out the embroidery thread and been complementing the machine stitches with those others. I have cleaned off my table, yet again. And downstairs, I dyed a few odds and ends of fabric to see what would happen. (what did I THINK would happen?)

The rest of my life might just be falling into place, but I am not holding my breath yet. I have made a dent in packing a carton of supplies for teaching next month in Denver, and hope to finish tomorrow, after my brother and nephew have left for their home in Pittsburgh. It was good having them here for a couple of days.

I did a printing experiment this afternnoon that worked just great and I'm looking forward to experimenting more with it so I can teach it the next time I am doing a multi-day workshop that has all the supplies at hand. Discovering something new is the BEST! And passing it along when I teach is even better. When I get some results worth posting, I will do so. In the meantime, it's back to hand stitching.

4 comments:

Linda said...

The hand-stitching looks good.

I've been dismantling my mother's home. When I'm done, I should have enough old bookcases and old tupperware to get that home print area in the basement up and running.

Gerrie said...

I love the hand stitching and plan to do some on my latest piece. I love the way Emily Richardson uses it.

JulieZS said...

Love that hand stitching, it looks great with the detailed words you've printed.

Kay said...

This is very interesting. I'll definitely be checking back to see the finished product.