Monday 15 December 2014
O Radiant Dawn, but underscored with sadness, especially thinking about Nigel Veitch, our choir conductor to whom the service was dedicated . I won't be part of it next year and it's proving increasingly hard to have to tell people that I'm leaving Kew and cope with their reactions and questions.
So I spent some time over the weekend absorbed in the solace of stitching, piecing together one of my quilts for 'International Threads' exhibition in Prague in April 2015.
This quilt is for the theme on 'Creating visual texture with repetition'. I started out with a kola shibori dyed piece of damask cloth bought from African Fabric Shop and a piece of the same fabric that I'd put in the indigo vat. The repetition is from the lines, the underlying patterns on the damask and from the accidental marks of indigo left on the original cloth which I will emphasise with indigo stitch marks. I feel the need for some hand stitching at the moment to keep me anchored.