Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Perfect: to finish or complete

Perfectionist:  One believing in the possibility of attaining perfection.
Perfection:  The act of making perfect or the state of being perfect.

Yin Yin has been juried into Visions: The Sky's the Limit.  and needs to be shipped next week because there will be a colour catalog.  I put a sleeve for hanging the work along the top (see images above) but have since removed it.  It wasn't perfect.

All definitions are from The Concise English Dictionary


  1. It took about three days to figure out that sleeve so that it would be invisible...

    But it was not invisible enough.
    Yin Yin is a two sided quilt, both sides of equal importance.
    by putting a sleeve on - I was saying to the world that the 'sleeved side' was the back.

    So I took it off and am going to follow Charlotte Bird's advice to just sew loops of thread to the two outside upper corners and use those to hang the piece from two pieces of mono filament suspended from an upper support. (ceiling)

    Charlotte is the chairperson of Visions 2014 - she phoned me about the installation and gave me this advice. Very thoughtful.


  2. a dilemma for sure---having the back visible, or rather being 2 sided, is more evident these days---we need to walk around our work now in many ways.
    Jane Dunnewold's "hanging art cloth" tute is helpful too.
    I had always planned on doing the reverse of Padded Cell so it was cohesive from both sides, perhaps a thing to think on.....

  3. I've not tried to work two-sided...yet. MOB might just end up that way, somehow...I appreciate the advice all 'round!

  4. Ah, hanging devices –– they can make or break a textile!

  5. Thread loops in the corners with mono filament? Perfect. ;)

  6. wordless wonder from this corner gazing in

  7. Congratulations on the show! And I would say that quilt is pretty darn perfect.

  8. I've been thinking about monofilament in relation to hanging sheer works, too, as some acrylic forms sag after a while particularly under warm lighting, and I dislike rods being visible through them, and sleeves whether sheer or not are intrusive. I haven't contemplated two sided works and now realise since reading your words that its because of the implication a sleeve brings to one side. I did see somewhere how a sleeve was constructed in between the two layers - but you'd still need to be awfully careful that whatever was there holding the shape up was invisible. Some of the intrusive even ugly hanging devices chosen by artists to present otherwise beautiful work amazes me at times.


Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx