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Sometimes we are so full of ourselves we forget to look around. In my haste to name my life's work, compiled, I failed to realize that The Language of Cloth already exists... as a website, and glory be, I go there and find megamendung! I so apologize for being so small and unaware.
I will be changing the name of my video dictionary to plain old Spirit Cloth Language. I think I am safe with that for the moment. At least, for now, i am rather sure though, that "fuzzy basting" is an original phrase. ha!
...its is raining today. some thunder and lightening too. and i am thinking about storms. where and how they start. how i might consider them my symbol for change. yes. that's it
...i am thinking about how a storm can define and edge. how it brings movement with it.
...yes it seems this is a the season of storms for me.
i will be taking a couple of days off from blogging so i can pay some extra attention to my cloth to cloth workshop which is in process and getting quite lively. a storm can also be quite confusing. and quite exciting.
...magic clouds amaze me. what a pattern. and on silk?.... i might get lost in it. the picture just cannot even come close to communicating the nature of this one.
...i am working through a comparison of sheer silk. i love the texture of the open gauze (left), especially the wild fringe from the tear. and i also love the smoothness of the softened organza (right). still i am struggling a bit with the elusiveness lightness of both. each seems to need special attention. i think the gauze, which has a tendency to snag a bit, can be tamed with tiny stitches and works great in art pieces. the organza has greater possibility for more functional pieces and i have a few ideas to try next.
...totally loving the way some order can be found by overlaying a sheer a grid. here, the gauze has really added a grainy texture and color and even some preliminary stitches underneath are showing through. yet softened by the silk coating. i will be elaborating on this in the silk segment of the cloth to cloth class.
...so i might also mention that combining sheer silk with other light weight fabrics works nicely. here a very fine blouse weight cotton lawn. they get along nicely. thin cloth + thin cloth still =s thin cloth...
...meanwhile, love's landscape is coming along as the story continues to take form. silk velvet always confuses the camera...
so yes, today is a silk day... and tomorrow is mother's day.... so have a good weekend, be back monday....
authentic silk megamendung batik from indonesia from exot
there is something about this megamendung pattern. it pulls you in, it has a story to tell. i have used it many times...i never tire of it.
i thought it might be cool to break it up, to let it become more mysterious by making it disappear here and reappear there...confusing the flow by combining it with the square.
and then i really got involved in a shift. oh my, i am flying. when i start flying, i lose sense of time, i might be very slowly melting into thought but i may seem to be moving very fast. my sense of detail distorts and you might finding me posting many times a day, or not at all...rambling and maybe not getting very far. but yet moving along quite swiftly. i like this part of looking more closely at process. it must be something like witnessing the hand batik steps that produces this amazingly patterned cloth. i hope to do that one day.
the i really like this sidebar category is back . i wiped the slate clean and started once again. i usually put these in my posts and they can always be found under that category as an archive even though they do disappear from the sidebar after a week or so. today, i really like this.