Mom always says, "never cut a knot, always untie it. If you can't figure out how to untie a knot, you'll never figure out how to solve your problems."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

SEW forum over at Jude Hill

This was posted today over at Spirit Cloth, Jude Hill's blog.  The member's SEW Forum.

Hello SEW folks.  I finally have been able to figure out how to post to SEW! Had to ask to be invited...a little slow on the uptake of instructions..I also got a Flicker account where I have placed some images so if you dare to go there:  under the name Henrietta Zielinski(aka ani).  Some of you might know I am a newly retired Art Librarian, I jokingly sign my name with the following, MLIS, BE.  I use this with my colleagues from the Library - I worked for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  The school part of the Art Institute of Chicago - the best job in the world.  A real escape it was.  It use to really tickle me when folks would put all those degrees behindtheir name - just never got it.  So now since I'm out of the professional ranks - Master of Library and Information Science, Bibliographer Emeritus.  I also have a BFA and MA in photography and Art History.  For art librarians a second Masters is a good thing.  I guess I have spent all my life in school one way or another and now I'm feeling a little lost.  I had to retire to take care of my mom - full time care giver - she has dementia - so you see I'm still lost.  But maybe that is the definition of an adult - lost (but maybe with a better idea that we are lost!)  I first found Jude's page - I don't know how I found Jude - but I have read her entire blog from day one to current.  Took me almost 6 months.  I signed up for all the video/audio on-line class and watch/listened to them all.  That took a couple of months too.  So finally I'm doing Magic Cloth in real time and really feeling "community" here.  I love the comments and enjoy the interaction with some of the members and find Jude to be a real treasure.  I have always work with my hands - even before art school.  Mom taught us how to sew, embroider, knit, crochet and the major domestic arts! It's been a while since I actually created art - and it feels good to get back into.  I admire all the work that is done here and share.  I'm attaching my first really completed piece, even before I listened to Jude - all from looking at her images.  It called Peace Blanket.  It's in memory of my father who left us in 2008.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The red backing cloth is from one of the last flannel shirts he wore.  I gifted to my sister.       IMG_0183IMG_0179IMG_0184_4

Here are a few other photos of some of the work I've been attempting.  More will be coming.  But as you all know these are walking stitches and Slow Cloth.  


  1. so good to see your work & new blog love the mellowed yellows you are working with on your Magic Diaries cloth

  2. It's nice to see your blog/work...congrats on getting all of this together! Even a flicker/FB pages...excellent!

  3. wow. you've done a great job here. I will add you to the blogs I follow. just love the cloth you are working on.

  4. Thank you for stopping by everyone. If I knew how to reply then...well, something else to learn.


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