I sewed a sleeve to the back
As usual I like the back better than the front.
I need to do more work stitching from the back.
I did exactly that in parts of 'Chasing the Moon'.
It is always striking to me that the back can look so unselfconscious
yet the front is quite controlled.
It might surprise you that I try vey hard to make my fronts look less controlled
Really I do!
Not very successfully I fear!
I am, however, a very messy creative
Threads are piled high right next to where I'm working
As a matter of fact
every surface, floors and tables, are piled high with fabric and thread.
I frequently start clearing the decks
but never finish
....as I start trying to take control
picking up some piece of cloth or skein of thread
sends me off exploring another idea for a new piece
....and here we go again!
The beginnings of new work are always the messiest of times.
Before sewing on the sleeve
our dining room table was occupied for several days
as I pinned and blocked 'Winter's Edge'.
It is now on it's way to the Wellington County Museum in Fergus
for a Connections show called 'Collections' February 20 - July 4.
If you're in Ontario you have to see this show.
It is such a privilege to be a part of this talented group of fibre artists
whose work is amazing!
And the Wellington County Museum is very impressive.
Worth the drive to Fergus
Covid permitting of course.