Wednesday, August 31, 2016

running in circles

running
running
the running stitch
above, not running stitch
start with two drawn circles instead
running stitch on hankerchiefs
one sided flat stitch
running in zig zags
running and running and running

I've been enjoying producing samples for the workshops in London Ontario next month.
Inspired by traditional embroideries from India, Japan and Scandinavia, I am finding powerful and beautiful connections in our human hand-work across centuries and continents.
A work of art is a gift.
It circulates among us as a reservoir of available life.
Lewis Hyde

14 comments:

  1. beautiful stitches ~ love the variety...my favourite is second from the top.

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  2. Running stitch seems just right for the times.
    Lovely.

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  3. You never cease to amaze!

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  4. ah we are so together on this...

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  5. I have been reading your posts regularly. I need to say that you are doing a fantastic job. Please keep up the great work.
    African textiles

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  6. Your circles are dizzying ... red thread swirlies and twirlies and whirlpools ... I’m loving them all. :-)

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  7. Hi Judy ... I think your workshop will be a total success ! Circles just seem to be so completing, don't they ? great theme.
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  8. I just love your work, so beautiful!

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  9. This new workshop prep is filling my days, and I have to say that i am truly enjoying it, as I am learning folk-art methods of making circles. There are not really many 'instructions' out there - creative women in villages of long ago just figured it out or learned from their mothers.

    The most amazing thing I have learned is that similar methods of creating circles in folk-embroidery exist in places that are geographically and culturally very different.

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  10. Beautiful stitches. And Lewis Hyde's thoughts on art are my guiding light.

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  11. love the light and shadow in that last photo!

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  12. that workshop...london ontario is a cool place...

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  13. I am late in catching up reading my blog list....always in a rush these days. I am looking so forward in attending a day in London. A day to learn, relax and just stitch! Seeing samples make it more inviting!

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  14. love these Judy, not been blogging for a very long time, and look what I found :)

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