Thursday, December 8, 2011


Looking ahead to exploring new loop-pile embroidery pieces, I've created yet another workbook in which to collect my thoughts and ideas.

I have a workbook three-quarters of the way full of ideas, design, color and texture.  Not one picture in this little book is a loop-pile embroidery piece.  Its my goal to take bits and pieces of these ideas and make them into something of my own. 

Some of the designs, such as this one, came from a very old book on wall hangings.  I love the texture of this design - and would love to bring this type of texture into my work. 

Others, such as this one, are made of clay - no fiber involved at all.  And yet the colors, design and feeling of the piece appeal to me.  I see something like this in my mind's eye using punchneedle, fiber, found objects.

Just opening this book - gazing at each design - thinking of the possibilities before me - makes me want to put needle to hand and get to work.

"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed". - Joseph Addison


  1. So much food for thought, you could produce endless new pieces, I'm sure!

  2. It's easy to understand how your art always ends up being so touching. With so much thought going into each piece, I don't think it could be otherwise. I look forward to your translation of a clay piece into punch needle!

  3. Wonderful idea, this workbook- I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

  4. I began playing with more depth at Harrogate. Increasing the pile in sections of the piece...and going to 12 in the bottom section! This bit I snipped through to make a shag-pile area of interest.

    (Be careful though...I stabbed myself in the belly more than once when the needle was so far extended!!)



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