Friday, 18 September 2015

small results amidst busy schedule



 what happens when you don´t pay proper attention to what you´re doing?
you could end up making a mistake and then deciding to purposely continue thus.
I mindlessly started stitching small pieces together on the 'right' side and felt something was not quite right; after several pieces I sat turning and peering at the pieced-together-strip and realised what was wrong.....I'd been stitching on the right side which was the wrong side and now the right side had a very visible ridge: nice!


 I continued experimenting using only white fabric; this time sewing the pieces together on the 'wrong' side, where I asked myself the following question: how does the running stitch differ from the wrap-stitch I learned from Jude of Spirit Cloth for piecing - I had never actually compared the two; the results can be seen in the following images 





two most important observations for me: the wrap-around stitch provides much more strength, whereas the running stitch offers a graphic quality I like a lot, as I often prefer my pieces to be two-sided; so I will use both depending on what I want to achieve














the hazel curved twig happened to be hanging here, highly suitable for displaying these strips


GhostBird pretending to be uninterested in the experiments


5 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love the understated elegance in your sense of line and colour

Nancy said...

Right-Wrong...does it really matter? For me it does less and less these days. I really like the drop of color among the white, hanging on the hazel twig. Oh that GhostBird, what a rascal trying to appear aloof!

jan said...

Mo said elegant.....that's it......there is a timeless, elegant, quietness in these pieces. I love the simplicity of the white cloth, and the stitch. And as Nancy said.....that splash of colour....vivid against the white. Lovely x

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

thank you Mo, it's always evolving

isn't he just Nancy

and see what happened to one of the recent strips Jan....

jude said...

i'll be talking a lot more about seams soon.