Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Stitch Meditations

 I haven't been able to do my Stitch Meditations each day due to running out of cards. I ordered "click n collect" which took 19 days to come into the office store. I am also still waiting nearly 3 weeks for both a new Fitbit watch band (it broke) and dyeing powder to be delivered. My neighbours are being visited by parcel delivery vans several times a day.....patience....patience...

Sunday, September 27, 2020


 Week 13 - Clarissa Collesen U.S.A.

"Sculpturing With Stitches"
Clarissa says "My approach to teaching is light-hearted, down to earth, and experimental. I believe strongly in individual expression, so I encourage you to take these techniques and make them your own.
You'll discover how to build inventive three-dimensional textile work. You will embellish and alter them, making them unique with your choice of intricate or simple stitches".

Our challenge was to make "pebbles" and "shapes", stuffing them, then embroider to form pieces using waste fabric scraps that we had on hand, no purchasing, due to the lockdown.
No 1. On a walk I picked up this small piece of a branch from a pine tree. I liked the shape. 
I did not have any poly filling, used quilt wadding scraps instead.
No 2. I like the combination of blues and browns. 

The stitch club has changed it's workshop format from three a month to one workshop a fortnight.
The second week is called "Further Development" week where we have to challenge ourselves to do something different. This was to add bits and pieces found around our homes, shed or garages.
As I like using paper, chose to use this medium. 
Cardboard cylinder from a roll of kitchen paper towel, covered with a piece of momigami paper I made from a magazine.
Each of the stuffed and stitched pieces were paper. Teabag, paper bag, origami paper and the sashiko piece was a paper bag from Japan, hot glued onto a wedge of corrugated cardboard.
My found pieces were a length of stripped wire with brass and metal washers.

"I made do with what I had on hand".

Sunday, September 13, 2020


This week is a "breather week", where no workshops are scheduled or we can continue on with something already started.
I enjoyed Julie Booth's class of blanket/buttonhole stitch. I made a scroll for one of my bobbins, that belonged to a dear friend. I also used a length of her fabric.

The Stitch Club has changed direction with workshops now every fortnight instead of weekly.  I enjoyed weekly and will go with the flow.
I haven't decided as yet how to finish off the end.


Saturday, September 5, 2020