Category: stitching

A quick patch

Seeking comfort. Just cut up a pre-dyed tea towel and a scrap of gauze (from a Free People shopping bag) and made a little three layer patch. It was so soft and tender. I’ll...

Valentine’s Day

After seeing Jude’s old heart, I wanted to make something similar. I didn’t get close, but I got somewhere. There are actually three hearts in the strip and they are light purple. I photographed...

Homes for the holidays

I’ve found these golden houses so compelling and enjoyable, as well as meaningful, to work on. Although the final state of the piece is not yet clear. I tried a few things with them...

A little card

I needed a condolences card for a fiber friend. Little pink patch was just perfect. Cut into a heart shape, pressed a rough seam allowance, stitched around the edge with a fine blanket stitch....

New potholders

I needed some new potholders, so I made some. Both empowering and sobering. Because I can use any fabric I want. And because my measurements and top stitching is just not all that neat.

October cloth border

It’s very satisfying to get this border on the October cloth. It turned out well, maybe I didn’t need to spend quite so much time visualizing how I would construct it. I was fascinated...

Season of Stitching

I’ve been feeling like I’m coming into a different phase since the election. Now that the panicky uncertainty has subsided, I want to move on. I’d like to finish the three pieces still in...