I've always been a bit impatient. I want things to happen Now! Despite that personality trait, I have always been attracted to art and art process which require patience. Go figure.
The work I have been doing for the last five years has focused on large bold shapes, somewhat spare compositions and lean quilting. The finer details of the work were provided by the nuances of hand dyed fabric and the surface texture created by the quilting. Since last spring, as I worked on my Weekly Textile Constructions, I began to see processes and techniques that I could introduce into my work that would contribute detail in new ways and added a different rhythm.
The video is simply 3:30 minutes showing me in my studio stitching, involved in one of these new processes. I hope you will grab a piece of fabric, needle and thread and join in and if you do, please let me know.
PS....If you participate on Facebook, you might enjoy the group SLOW CLOTH. This is a group that was formed by Elaine Lipson, Jude Hill and Glennis Dolce. They state that the Slow Cloth approach to textiles is process - based, honoring and protecting textile traditions while celebrating contemporary innovation, creativity, sustainability, and community.