June 12, 2012
After some time with a hand injury and limited sewing , the first magic feather cloth, the one I call HOME, is once again on the table. I usually do a stitched baste, but I am using safety pins this time. I just like the feel of innocence that safety pins have. They remind me of my childhood. A safety pin is a very beautifully simple functional thing that holds things together for a while. It feels good, this methodical pinning through the thin cloth into the soft flannel beneath. Once it is all pin basted, I will begin to place feathers and stones.
I began thinking about filming my process on a regular basis, maybe making a film. But it couldn't happen. So many life things required me being elsewhere. And so it went on as the cloth being stitched as it could be stitched.