Daily scratchings have rolled to an end.
I have always liked this thready sample from years back.
Long Bullion knots and shiny beads
on loose weave fabric stitched to create holes and lumps and bumps.
I used to manipulate fabrics
and have a dog-eared copy of Colette Wolff's
"The Art of Manipulating Fabric"
Gathering surfaces into textures
used to be my thing
....some dyed and some painted.
I used to stitch on onion bags too.
The snow rolled in after Christmas this year
One day it was warm and mild
then we got over a foot of snow.
No wind this time
but lots and lots of snow.
And now our world has turned white again....
....well this is Canada after all!
Now I have four years of Daily Scratchings
yards, and yards
and it is time to move on.
I have been musing about a similar daily routine
should I go huge?
With huge I would be stressing about a resolved design.
Perhaps I should stitch pages of a fabric book
and write like a journal on alternate pages.
Should I stitch small individual experiments?
Small might allow for 'play'
but then it might end up in many small pieces
suitable for another show.
I have been going back and forth over all these ideas.