14. Jun, 2021

Progress on the Gwen Hedley Project

Blurring borders is a good name for this challenge as it keeps you focused on stitching over the edges of the cut up cloth. I am considering adding in some embellishments. Meditative stitching like this is fairly slow but very contemplative and definitely keeps one in the present. So far so good. I do still have a problem with fraying edges so I cheated a bit and did a figure of eight scribble stitch free motion on the sewing machine down the joining length of the fabric to hold the pieces firmly while i stitched and keep those edges from fraying. It is more difficult to hand stitch through those areas where I have used gel medium to laminate text to the piece but all in all it is progressing. That could have something to do with the thickness of the paper as I don't remember this problem when stitching through painted newspaper with layers of laminated paper. I have made it quite long as I want to wind it onto a spool - which I will have to make - when it is finished