Friday, 30 November 2012
Having been away for 7 weeks in the period since the last reveal, I was rather taken by surprise when I realised that the work was due at the end of November. My body is still telling me it is only the beginning of autumn. My immediate thought when I heard the title 'Threads' was to wonder how I could show off some of the many threads in my cupboards. Flowers on a black background seemed an obvious choice (I apologise if it's too obvious). I wanted to continue practising my free machine skills, so the only marking I allowed myself was some chalk lines in a grid. Then I just played! As I worked I found I used brighter and brighter threads, maybe my brain was following it's own thread of action. I'm still wondering if I should quilt the background in black, but on the whole I like it just as it is.