So. Free. I feel freed from something unutterable.
And that's that. I face the open road with Joy.
I've been making a lot of these.
For the cloth I call Holding Pattern.
I am focused on patchwork for the time being. Because of it's traditional history, and my own, it is a perfect candidate for redefinition. I hope you will join me in that. Looking at it with new eyes. Oftentimes when you research patchwork, you find the details of a single technique. But patchwork to me is just making something from nothing. Rescuing small pieces and making them useful again. Creating a home for stray cloth. Stray thoughts.
I've also been making a lot of these cornered patches just to play with. Patchwork blocks are components for pieced quilt designs. As scraps are components for blocks. I am also planning on using them as a cloth language system. So they might speak for me. As patchwork. About patchwork.
I started working with variations of this idea in What if Dairies, In a segment on color, they emerged as a concept I called little bits of color. I will be pulling excepts from all my Dairy teachings for Feel Free as I go. Because they were sort of rambling day to day wanderings, there were a lot of seeds planted and now they are growing. Becoming.
A Patchwork of corner ideas then, excerpt from What If Diaries 1-Whispering Color.
Quick indigo dip. This has possibilities. Yes? Some clamped some just dipped. I call the soft edge approach marshmallow shibori. Let me find some old videos as I keep going with this.
Please note, I will not be teaching Indigo Dyeing here. Glennis has an online class for that if you are interested. I learned it from her. Here I will only present ideas on how I might use it in my work. Talk about my relationship to the Magic Blue.
I have had inquiries about hosting a forum where folks can post their work. No, I will not be doing that. But Feel Free to post links to any work you want to share in the comment section of any lesson.