Another year. Swept Up in the Vastness of it All. That is what I am calling this. Almost done along with several more strays keeping me company these last months. I've chosen to ease them all into a longer format. Long cloth has a form that changes the sense of these little cloths. For me. It seems more like continuing. Path like. There is room for a sense of that. The journey. Story.
The longer format also makes them useful as bookmarks, or bookmats I like to call my version of that. Making them into placekeepers which works nicely with the whole idea.
Fringe is also my symbol for continuing. It adds to a sense of longness. I especially like the connection it has to cloth itself, emphasizing the the thing that stands. Which keeps it together as so much passes through it. This one has some expanded sense of that, a full spectrum of continuing. There are so many ways really.
I have a lot to say about making fringe.
Below is just an old video (way back in one of the Boro workshops, I think...) that shows the basic method I use to make a twisted string, be it cloth or thread. I learned it in Girl Scouts. The hand twisting. So for now I will put it here until I make a new instruction set that has to do with new experiments with twisting. And a FRINGE page at Feel Free.
Sympathetic Evolution is one of the terms (collectively referred to as Spirit Cloth Language in my journal) I use a lot. To describe how things happen sometimes. How a composition, a creative act, might evolve through a process of one thing relating to another, affected by another. Mostly leaning toward. In. Accepting, sharing similar energy. This morning, noting to myself that sympathetic motion is not always leaning toward, but might also involve rocking away. To create/ maintain balance. Beautiful Form can grow from that need.