No need to write more than the title then, but being me, I will. Sorry, no escape. I’ve been plodding on with the construction and machine stitching of the autumn volume of The Earth Turning, so now it’s hand stitching and putting together to do, and a cover, which I haven’t designed yet.
Here are a couple of images of the later pages, followed by some studio images. Actually and disappointingly it looks tidier in the pictures than it is in real life. There is evidence of too many projects on the go though; I obviously think that pinning things to the wall means I am working on them. Well, I am I suppose, but in my head. Ideally at some point they will be removed from the wall and actually finished.
A double page spread, craftily using an already completed embroidery from last year, but which was ideal for this book.
A landscape image close to the end of the book. Collaged prints and fabrics, no stitch as yet.
On this wall are some pieces I am considering putting into the ‘Orientation’ exhibition next September and on its tour during 2013. See SiX and Friends on the right.
The end wall is now in view showing early ‘Flowerpecker’ ideas and samples pinned up. On the table is ‘The Earth Turning.’
On the floor in a plastic bag behind the hemp bag is ‘The Moth Pages’, waiting to be put together.
The pile of Earth Turning finished [machine stitched at least] pages is growing. Under the table are at least three other projects brewing. This is what happens when after many cramped years you have a good space to work in at last; lovely, but I must beware of starting anything else before finishing a couple of these projects. And the ‘Thrift and Alchemy’ pieces are waiting to be mounted too. All this and I’m going out today as it’s my birthday; I feel no guilt.