I'm still stitching away at these vintage fabric pieces. When I sat down last week to mindlessly stitch I didn't realise I had a series in the making. Of course mindless stitching is a misnomer really. Although it doesn't feel like the brain is engaged when sewing without a planned outcome, what actually appears is all the imagery and influences stored in the subconscious. I'm seeing a lot of this kind of work about at the moment and this is simply my version of it.
I am stitching the work in just one thread, a fat reel of linen tucked into my hand ( thank you Linda) at the last Calico meeting. I was feeling pretty dreadful and I left after 20 minutes or so but that reel of thread has engaged me for the past two weeks.
I think this one will be finished this weekend. I have another background already laid out but I need to give my fingers a rest before I tackle the stitching!
I hope I feel back to normal next week, I'm so looking forward to 'Textiles in Focus' at Cottenham. I've planned to go on Sunday 17th. Anyone else going on that day?