This is the latest image of my new work. Its a large piece (for me that is) and that has been a challenge for me in the stitching and the handling of this piece. The fabric is much stiffer than my previous larger pieces and proves to be more difficult to handle although does provide the variety of depths in the piece. I am now stitching a 5m x 10cm piece – another kind of challenge.
The piece I am working on at the moment ( images below) is changing my experience of stitching. The much loved sitting and stitching with a soft piece of cloth in the hand has disappeared from this piece. It has become something different. It has become a piece of sculpture; taking on a new form that requires me to respond to it as if sculpting or basketmaking – even standing up to stitch as it’s too big to handle on my lap.
I might need to have another piece on the go at the same time; although is this side stepping the challenge or moving the goal posts – perhaps I should press on to see what comes of this piece.