Author: Catherine

Covering up

I feel an urgency about covering up the purple sheet fabric on the robe. Gravitating toward dark colors and silks. Ripping and pinning and piecing. I’m thinking of the project in phases: large, medium,...

Revisioning

Yesterday I made a magic nine-patch from one inch squares. Then I took it outside in a snow flurry and photographed it on a rock. This was a simple ceremony. Today I made an...

Odd jobs

I don’t feel like I did very much today. I worked at the computer for a few hours, which never feels like I have much to show for it. But I also worked on...

Getting to know a cloth

I’m getting to know this beautiful piece of cloth, a gift from my friend Suzanne. It has two tears in it. One short, one long. More than tears really, they need to be patched...

A weaving interlude

Weaving is so cool. I really like it, although I feel uneasy with the newness of it and the seemingly vast amount of techniques, lore, and materials out there. Susan Barrett Merrill’s book The...

Mourning cloak

Contrasts. I stitched a strip of lovely peaceful blue and brown scraps, thinking the robe would move in a direction full of color and light. I felt like I was on vacation in Mexico...

Base is done!

These two small parallelograms (rhombi? Trapezoids?) worked great to complete the pieced neckline. The base is now stitched. The next phase, which may occur right away or after a hiatus, will be assembling some...