Monday, August 15, 2016

delight

detail of front - silk with silk and wool thread, judy martin
most of the back, quilted with hand embroidery, silk with wool batt, judy martin 100 " square
I put my silk quilt through the gentle cycle with cold water and hung it on the line.

make my way without a map

say yes to the experience that comes

trust beyond measure


Luce Irigaray

13 comments:

  1. hands hands hands
    that's all and that's all that's important

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  2. The way you make by stitching...without a map...helping some of us to find home. Thank you.

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  3. Hi Judy, oh the time that you have invested in your work. This textile is gorgeous.
    I hope that your leg is healing nicely.

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  4. this invites the haptic experience with so much joy!

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  5. My leg is getting so much better. Thank you for your good thoughts. xo

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  6. thank you for sharing...both your cloth, stitches and the words. very touching & thought provoking.

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  7. And it is delightful!

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  8. I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better! This cloth is stunning, I love the texture, makes me want to run my fingers over each line like a maze/labyrinth.

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  9. Oh the movement. Oh the color. Oh the sheen. Oh the size! And you washed it. Reading that, my heart threatened to stop. I'm about to embark on a silk quilt for my daighter. Any words of advise? Did you prewash, too? This one is magnificent, Judy.

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  10. Yes, Jeanne. All fabrics had been pre-washed because they had all gone through natural dye process - of being immersed in hot dye baths and were allowed to simmer - and then rinsed of course.

    I was worried about washing it because of the stitching - I thought it might come undone but it didn't.

    I wanted to wash it because I had drawn the design on with washable marker in orange and yellow, and although those lines were not always visible because they were covered up - I still wanted to erase them. I also wanted to tighten the whole piece up by making it fresh and clean and line-dried.

    So delighted that it all worked out.
    x

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  11. had to come back to see this again. i love the why for washing. i just love washing textiles!

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  12. Stunning! I'm speechless.

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