I have one hundred 3″ cloth squares in various colours and a number of random letters left over from another project. Each day I will stitch one letter to one square and post it on Instagram and blog about the process here. This is to get into a habit of making and to make aContinue reading “Trying again”
Hand of truth (c) Maggie Winnall todays truth admits to the perennial challenge : too much stuff in the studio. I create a wide enough gap on the table to write and draw, there is a path in and out, but the rest is chock full so no sewing at all.
A new year begins, a welcome, an invitation to to each new day, for hopes and plans for the year ahead. In 2015 I learned the power of 15 minutes – 15 minutes of de cluttering a day, 15 minutes of daily yoga. Doing things in small pockets of time regularly makes a difference. IContinue reading “15 Minutes”
It is my day 53 in the #100 Days of Making Project. I say ‘my’ day 53, because the A* people are on day 63. This ten day gap has opened up and revealed secret thought processes (once I got over berating myself !) Thought processes that have been running the show for the longestContinue reading “Textile Art in the Garden”
Stitches have been laid down to create a lovely textured surface, onto which I’ll add the next batch of words. These stitches represent day 44 and 45.
It’s day 50 today, the official count of ‘#100 days of making’. My day counts in at 43 and as you can see from the images above progress has been made. This (new for me!) concept of consistency is raising Questions, like, is it ok to be fairly consistent ? As being a ‘good enoughContinue reading “7.Days Down and a couple of questions?”
My daughter Simone suggested that I write sentences with my words. Words are generally used in a structured context, with all the grammatical accessories, except in poetry and song lyrics, slogans for advertising and promotional products. I have chosen to use the project title literally ( no pun intended ) as I like how eachContinue reading “Thrive, Prosper and Art.”
Appliqué is a sewing technique that applies one smaller layer or piece of cloth on top of another with the edges tucked neatly under and held with neat invisible stitches. There is beauty and skill in this tradition. However, I want my stitches to be visible. I like how the thread colour, even in suchContinue reading “Text on Textile and Appliqué”
I’m on Day 20 of #100 Days of Beautiful Words. You can see the words and colours growing up the front of the dress. It amounts to one fifth of the total area and I’m hoping there will be enough space for the full lexicon. The schedule however is on Day 22, so some extra stitchingContinue reading “Faith Renewed”