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Monday, March 10, 2008

Textile Equals Stitch...Right?


Well, no, not really...or not always. Though I must admit, this is the first time I've made a textile piece without actually sewing. This is a textile collage, called Dream Journey, which I made on Saturday afternoon. I had been thinking about doing 'something' with a piece of velvet dyed in lilacs and turquoisy greens. That something turned out to involve adding some painted bondaweb, some metallic foil and some hand dyed silks. And there it stopped. The whole thing is mounted on a studio canvas.

I talk about 'leaving space for stitch', and in theory, at least, there is plenty room to place some stitching, either by machine or by hand. But the piece feels complete of itself. It doesn't seem to need anything else. So I'm not going to interfere. Always best to keep out of one's own way wherever possible...

5 comments:

Sheila B, Dalgety Bay said...

I think it's lovely just the way it is!

Alis said...

It's beautiful Marion.

Nikki said...

This is lovely. It doesn't need anything else.

spiralsun65 said...

Good advice - though I don't think I would have been able to exercise your will of steel :-) I don't think I would have been able to stop myself stitching on it, and it wouldn't have looked as lovely as yours!

West Country Mother said...

Thank you for an thought provoking post - I hadn't thought of this much before but it's an interesting conundrum about why we do what we do. A textile piece without stitch? My first reaction is why on earth not? My second is, well go on then, do it, make a piece without stitch, and I know that I probably couldn't. Processes versus effect again I guess? ps In case you were wondering, it's the wittering rainbow under a new blog.