Wednesday, December 14, 2011

power cloth

More African textiles from my living room. Repetition. Earthiness. The lower two are made from raffia. The mud cloth in the uppertwo images was purchased in Toronto. Both velvet Kuba cloths were gifts from Marilyn. THANK YOU dear one.

BTW, My next to last assessment came in today from England. No marks were given, but lots of comments.
"a powerful body of work that holds great potential" was one.
"It does need some editing" was another.


  1. Anonymous2:44 pm


    i love
    needs some editing.

    i think this is written on my heart somewhere.

    you're verbose in stitch. i love it

    your african cloth is cool too. wish my living room were so chic

  2. oh, ha! (or bah!) to the comments. i think comments are helpful...until you wad them up and throw them away.

    and these cloths are beautiful.

  3. I love the mud cloth! I wish you well as you process the comments and see what feels most true for you.

  4. Ah, well, of course someone would say that "It does need some editing".... that says to me that they are putting themselves inside your work and wanting to mold your work to their vision. Or at least that's what I witness a LOT in critiques from my vantage point as a fellow critic. Its a strange process and so very challenging to do well with integrity and while keeping the ego in check. I don't think many teachers do it well at all.

    The cloths are beautiful. My friend brought me a lovely earthy mud cloth from Burkina Faso. I love it. yours are wonderful.

  5. These mud cloths are wonderful...of course I love the repeat patterning. And I love that it doesnt have to be perfect (in shape and repetition I mean). I really think that adds to the appeal for me.
    I think we all need editing...I loved that comment.

    Jacky xox

  6. Mud cloth are simple but looking very good. my friend send me some African Wax Print Fabric in my post birthday.


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