Back in the spring, I noted in my journal that was the time I had in mind for beginning this project. I knew I needed to begin early knowing I would distract myself with other explorations and also teaching. So, it would have made sense to have done just that. Of course, I didn’t.
I finally started in the summer, drew up the imagery and began stitching. Then, for some reason, I changed my mind, pulled it all out and started over.
Now, the imagery references something more traditional as it comes from a vintage pattern. I completed the stitching on 4 pieces yesterday, finished binding them today and started the dye process. They’re linen placemats – 4 matching (sort of) napkins to go. I think the napkins will not be as complicated.
Apart from this, I’m thinking ahead to October (the workshops at Pullen) …sample pieces. I have some examples, but I’ve got a few questions about certain patterns. Then again, then are some new approaches I’d like to try. So, while the weather’s warm, it’s a good time for practice. The ambiance is still good (outdoors + cicada song + indigo).