|Left the piece started a couple of month back is just about done: 99%|
The project I started, probably back around middle of October or so is just about finished. The lower left band has some stitches to finish...will be done by the stroke of mid-night 2011. I will discuss the story and stitching after the new year.
Gifted to my sister....29 December 2011
This was a piece that I started playing with stitches in preparation for my 2012 little weekly challenge to me. My fascicles project (see 2 posts ago). Fascicle Project. It is bases on the influence of several ideas, but mostly Emily Dickinson "self-published" bound fascicles. The way she sewed and preserved her poems for herself. She created 40 all together. I'm hoping to get about forty done as well next year. Here, below is the first fascicle. The main character is an oak leaf, that will tell her story through the year: seasons, months, weeks, days, night, cold, heat. Her own view from up high and from looking up.
Text will be left and image right. Various stitches will be used but mostly simple basic stitching. The text for this page is:
last of winter
at the door
i'll be no more
There will be 6 lines of text (including the name/title of the oak leaf that is speaking. I'm still trying to work out the method for including the text. I will probably just write it without necessarily stitching it...I have planned 40 such fascicle, with 4 leaves, (8 pages): that's 320 pages of stitching. A bit of stitching I'd say without the text...so it will probably just be "printed" in some fashion.
The fascicles will be my small relaxation project while doing part II of Jude Hill's: magic-diaries-part-2. That will start in January and go through the end of June. It is a subscription instructional workshop. Wonderful things to be learned there.