Category Archives: textile art

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Choosing Fabric for the Black Burst Bag

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Sliced Instructions

Old instructions (printed on fabric) for an electrical installation sliced and sewn, then a diagonal strip introduced. I plan on it being a bag of some sort………..It’s not finished because I switched to working on an oil painting and so it goes………..so THIS was last week…………exciting, right? It might turn out interesting. But it will be useful, also. IMG_1744

Bag of Hope

Letting my thoughts meander while clutching a coffee cup in a still-dark morning, I thought with a silent sigh: I haven’t gotten back into posting on my blog much. Then with a bit of glum: I suppose there’s always hope.

Hope!

That’s how a Bag of Hope appeared above me like one of those bubbles in a cartoon.

The two sides could be a reminder that Hope is not always found as we expect. Sometimes hope hides like a  Continue reading

Tall Gray Pouch

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Utility Pouch of Upcycled Work Pants

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Unplanned embroidery

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Under Construction

I’m not certain what I thought I was showing you here, but you might as well look. (I did add another small pocket inside the outer pocket.) Raw pieces of used trousers that I clean my paint rollers on. I just hate to waste anything. The orange and red are from working at my mixed-media table, again just ‘using up’. Then one evening I picked it up and started stitching the red lines because I had nothing else in my mind to do. The fingers need to do something, even when void of inspiration.

Painted and hand embroidered pouch is here in My Etsy Shop.

This small chunk of fabric is visible in an earlier post – not too far back, just a few scrolls or clicks will probably get you there. See that circle one? It is completed too. I’ll post photos of that another day.

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Progress of the Black Burst

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‘Pick-up’ work…

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Back on the Path

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Emerging design

I’ve been urged to get back on the blogging path. My screaming inner voice has been persistent but…………encouragement does help. (Thank you all!) So I have decided to change my method a bit. When I began this blog I had in mind to show a finished work and reveal the process. Since I am bogging instead of blogging I will approach from a slightly new direction, at least for now.

First of all, I can honestly say that I am a  habitual, incurable, dedicated maker. Making is what gives meaning to my hours. But I flit from this to that. There are long dry spells of  ‘in process’ without completions. So I will more frequently show you the object that has had my attention. Textile works are the focus of  ‘Sew Path’ but  some of my work in other media can be viewed in my sidebar.

Above is a photo of a textile that has not been able to make it ‘out of the chute’…it has been removed from storage and laid on my work table several times, the recipient of no activity other than fond looks while I work on something else.