Category Archives: bed sheet

The Hanging Happens

The shipping box is opened. All looks good. The suitcase is full of the back-up research.  My intrepid assistant springs into action assembling the frame. He consults with another artist’s assistant (Judy Martin’s husband Ned) on the workings of the trapezes we are hanging our work from. The bed sheets are slid on the frame before it is fully assembled. The frame is pulled […]

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Maple Tree Cloth Repairs

The Maple tree cloth’s Battenberg lace deteriorated and was not able to support it so it came inside for repairs. Safety pins held the lace together until I could do the repairs. I stitched a supporting grid but I anticipated the strengthened lace insert would next tear away from equally fragile woven cloth. It just needed to hang […]

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Have Tree Cloth, Will travel

Here am I stitching while traveling on the Coho ferry to Port Angeles, Washington, USA. One of the passengers, a tourist from China, travelling with her family, was fascinated watching what I was doing. We got talking and I invited her to work on the cloth. Her concentration and dexterity were way beyond what I expected from her […]

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Maple Cloth Stitching Progress

I called the October new moon ‘Falling Leaf Moon’ and worked autumn leaf colours into the bed sheet.The hole was made after the stitching, while the cloth was on the tree.  During ‘Wet Moon’, I added colours of decaying leaves lying on the ground within the tree’s drip circle.The 3rd band, during ‘Frost Moon’ or ‘Long Night Moon’, I worked a […]

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New Moon Colour Studies

Each new moon I took my colour studies tools outside and visited each tree.  Joen Wolfram’s Color Tool was an invaluable aid.    Back inside I’d go through my thread boxes to find colours I observed on the trees.I invested in this pigeon-hole box to keep the many thread bundles organised.  Each month, for each tree, I made a thread […]

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