Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sew White

I've been doing so much word work, last night I felt the need to make something not out of letters, so I started hand-stitching white on white on white. *

(I'm experimenting with wearing my hair loose. ^ )

The center squares are folded up cloth--empty packets. Halfway through, I sorta wished I'd put something inside each one.

The stitching is lumpy, but as I worked, I thought I would relish that because even after a couple hours my stitches were getting better, more regular. 
Once you are halfway good at something, it's impossible to re-create the unplanned mistakes of a beginner.

I had no plan when I started, and it's not done, but as it progressed, the squares began to look to me like protective tiles -- soft armor.

(That, or ravioli.)  
* Tip o' the needle to Spirit Cloth and Judy Martin, whose hand-stitching inspires me. 


jude said...


Fresca said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jude!

bink said...

Tiled armor! Like Samurai should pads. Pretty!

Zhoen said...

Plan? Plan! There ain't no plan!

Fresca said...

BINK: Samurai! --nice connection!

OMG, I did not remember that PERFECTION from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: