quilt sandwich

The quilt sandwich – almost finished basting. I’m being much more careful than usual because I know this is going to be tricky. Established that initial two-layer sandwich should be the interior cloth on...

sun moon stars

I’m having fun coming up with different ways to stitch down the moon medallions from Jude Hill’s threadcrumbs shop. Below are a sun ray design and a starry sky. I only have two more...

quick pocket accordion book

I was having a frustrating time doing computer work, then painting assignments from Liz Steel’s Foundations class run-through. Relief came with this simple one page folded pocket accordion book. It’s from Chapter 6 in...

pita threads and moon medallions

These threads are a pain in the ass to stitch with. They get all balled up, repel each other when doubled, become inexplicably longer on one side, tangle for no good reason. They refuse...

home for my edges

I made a rough list of pending projects. One that seemed especially urgent was creating containers or caddies for supplies. On Friday, my fiber friend turned over my 1/8″ metal “edge” or rule, using...

weaving journey

I bought a journey loom from Sue Merrill soon after I moved to Maine. Then it languished in the art room because I had much else to do, and I really needed some help...

doing nothing in nola

Love this writer: Jenny Odell In her how to do nothing article, she writes about Mierle Laderman Ukeles, whose Maintenance Manifesto, 1969 is familiar to me from earlier aimless Internet browsing. We bicycled past a...