Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Little Bit of Red....


....but mostly black and white.
White on white might have been more appropriate
for we are living in a snow globe again.


One day I am going to make a huge black and white piece
with a tiny but important red mark.
That has been brewing for a coupe of years now
but too many ideas
too few hours in the day!


Small stitches and finer thread melding two layers of cloth
together....
such a different feel to last week's
huge stitches with thick, thick thread.


There is no rhyme or reason
no planning ahead.
Rummaging around in a basket full of scraps
is enough.


This time a small piece of kantha caught my eye.
Stitched in a Dorothy Caldwell class years ago.
Stitched on two layers of Kona cotton...
not easy for my ageing hands!
If I embarked on a larger piece 
it would have to be on turban cotton or harem cotton
or perhaps an old worn damask tablecloth.


6 comments:

  1. The colors are harmonious. So lovely.

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  2. Nice bit of negative spacing showing there!

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  3. i really like the different directions the stitching goes in. even with such a simple stitch, it jazzes things up a bit...or maybe the red spark is what does it? makes me want to snap my fingers.

    i am using a flannel for the base cloth for my Daily Patch, better known as DP, to animals and me. i thought it would be a lovely soft cloth to stitch with/through. no so. sometimes i feel like i am stabbing the needle into wood. gads.

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  4. I like the red against the black and white - somehow it 'belongs'.

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  5. It's been a while since I caught up with your blog Penny. It is truly such a treat to do so now. You always inspire & you always give me calm assurance & hope.Have a wonderful festive season. However you decide to stitch your observations & thoughts next year, will be precious & wonder-full!

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