Saturday, April 16, 2016

a coming together...


sometimes i feel as though what i've been doing has been completely scattered... disparate ideas and workings that leave me with a heap of random bits and pieces and the wondering of what i'll ever do with it all...

we're having a quilt show here in june and i've been wanting to make something for it, something of my own design


even though june is rapidly approaching, and the registration deadline faster still, i've refused to force the idea issue, trusting that the right one will come in time

the beginnings of it floated about in my consciousness this past week - snippets of ideas, random flotsam and jetsam of the mind
a thought, a quick sketch, notes scribbled here and there, letting it brew


 as that was happening in the background of my mind, i muddled along with the stitching on this scrap of paper i eco-printed last summer

silk ribbon and variegated embroidery thread

all the while thinking that this year i would like to dye more of my threads and ribbons, a process also flirted with last summer

below is my effort with lavender


it was then that all the scattered thoughts coalesced, cohesion in that common thread

a wall-hanging, using my favourite pieces of hand-dyed and printed paper, the threads and ribbons that stewed and brewed for months in the little jars that were stacked in the bathroom window for so many weeks

bits of silk fabric from sample packs from here


 and many of my random stitching experiments: dragon--scale smocking, stitched and slashed paper and lace cloth, lace snippets on silk, pin-tucked fabric, lace cloth


 a coming together, i think


 in short order my work table was covered with all manner of bits and pieces, anything with commonality to the central idea


even a fragment of stitched silk from a piece worked on for our show of three years ago


and so an idea grows...

11 comments:

Christine B said...

Such lovely images of sumptuous fragments of cloth. I can feel the anticipation brewing. I shall be watching this.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

ooooh - can't wait to see what your idea will brew up to be! Re the dyeing aspect there's a good article here... http://andthenwesetitonfire.blogspot.ca/2016/04/eco-printing-basics.html

Thought you might find it interesting.

Dorthe said...

You create amazing pieces , always, -such beautiful ideas, and doings, Jillayne, which this wonderful post, shows in every single photo.
They are all, fabulous, love,love them, and some of them so very STUNNING.
I wish you happy hours with this paper patchwork, and looks so much forward seeing it,dear.
Hug
Dorthe

Suztats said...

An enticing peek! Looking forward to more.

Tanya said...

I think this might be my favorite piece you've shown, ever...and that's saying a lot, because I've loved them all. This one, though - WOW! Thanks for the inspiration - I've been stuck on my own project for the past few days. If you can do it, so can I today! Happy Sunday, my friend!

Rachel said...

Isn't it wonderful when an idea starts coming together!

20 North Ora said...

Can't wait to see the results. It is starting out gorgeous!

Judy

Createology said...

This collage of your amazing bits and pieces is such a treasure. I love how it looks now and this will be a completely unique original work of HeArt. I adore how your mind works out the details of your thoughts. Embracing Creative Bliss Dear...

FredaB said...

Can't wait to see how it ends up. Will probably be "In Show".

Hugs
FredaB

Karen Ruane said...

definitely a ''coming together''...this is going to be amazing, so many beautiful surfaces and unique colours. I am excited to see this one develop....

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Beautiful fragments and stitching and such a lovely display of pieces.