Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Stitch Meditation

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New Year, I am starting a 30 day project by Liz Kettle of Colorado USA.
STITCH MEDITATION is a tiny stitched piece (4" x 4") developed by Liz. 
Have you noticed that when you are hand stitching, you are relaxed and not thinking of what may be troubling you? You are concentrating on the piece you are working on.
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Prepare by cutting many 4" x 4" squares in flannelette to be put aside.
Next fill a container of all sorts of scraps of various types of fabric, braids etc and papers.
Gather many types of threads.
(I have plenty in my textile collection).

If you spend time cutting a square, changing your mind swapping a fabric chosen and spending more time stitching, it is then becoming a project.
Spend only 3 to 4 minutes choosing the fabrics/papers, usually no more than 3-4 pieces.
Pick the first things that look interesting even if they don't go together.
Do your stitching in a quiet place with no music, computer, tv, humans or noise around you.
No stitch is to be taken out once sewn.
The average time spent on a piece is 15 - 30 minutes.
My down time is usually around 4pm. I will set aside this time for my piece.
I may even decide to do one for each day of the year.



6 comments:

  1. That sounds very relaxing. Looking forward to seeing your first block.

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  2. I have to agree that focussing on just the task at hand can be very peaceful. This activity sounds really promising.

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  3. An interesting project! It sounds like a really useful exercise, to clear your mind and just concentrate on fabric and thread for that period of time.

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  4. This sounds really interesting. Can't wait to see your progress.

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  5. I'd like to see what you come up with in 30 minutes! I've been needing hand work too.

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