A group of internet artists from all over the place who have decided to give each other a challenge every few weeks, on a theme chosen by each in turn. We have different ideas and styles, but share a love of textiles, and want to have some fun.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

time challenge started!

i have started on the new challenge theme: time....
and for once i have an idea that i'm going to stick with, AND i have started - bonus points and elephant stamp please.
 in conversation with Kind Dog on the subject,  i was struck by an idea that is about process rather than form or about trying to capture a feeling or abstract idea. this one is extremely practical.
so far i have machine sewn strips of old cloth - fragments of old linens and clothing (cottons, silks, linens) onto a base ripped from an old cotton sheet. and i am hand stitching now with the most delicious thread that arrived this week from nancy at long ridge farm

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Fascinating..trying to capture an abstract idea or feeling, and freeing yourself up from concentrating on the form. I am intrigued. It reminds me of an interview today with an American poet on the radio who talked about a branch of poetry which is not concerned with the sound or meaning of the poem, but of how the words look on the paper as a way of conveying an idea (or emotion). Lots to get the head around!