The manitoulin circle project continues to meet every Thursday at the Little Current United Church. The hours have changed slightly and I've started to call what I am doing there a residency. We have started the year with three new techniques. The first involves filling in the spaces of this factory embroidered piece of fabric with hand stitched dots. The hand made dots are unique and represent each of us. They are individuals. A second technique is to gather and heat process squares of blue rayon damask weave tablecloth. The third technique is perle cotton french knots or separated cross stitches on recycled wool blanket cloth. Those shown above are done with metallic thread. Heather likes to stack the wool squares like pancakes at the end of a day's work. The 4 inch squares are then layered onto a foundation square in a traditional nine patch format. They will form the main background area of the fourth meditation panel that we are working on.
Dots represent all the small things that add up to a larger whole.