Friday, March 1, 2013

the sound of cloth


The snowy hopsacking remnant, a linen/rayon bend, is to be the back side of the kantha pillow cover. I hope to leave its beautiful selvedge exposed on the edges as a sort of trim. Sometimes a selvedge is better than the cloth attached to it. I love the sound of this piece of cloth when I shake it -- it rumbles. That made me experiment a bit -- a length of linen also rumbles, but not so for cotton. The sounds of cloth.

February was a snowy month here so my full moon art cloth is a snowed-in house under a rising moon. This cloth is making itself, really -- I seem to have very little say.

All together now, 1-2-3-4. All four of the amaryllis buds are open today! The bulb, I think Red Knight, is at least five years old, all the more reason to celebrate its full bloom.

And a happy weekend to all. I'm off to visit the garden store. xo

8 comments:

Ms. said...

I just love visiting here Peggy--the order, clarity and beauty cheers me immeasurably :-)

Nancy said...

Ahhh...the bloom is beautiful :)
The little house in snow...my first thought when I saw it, before reading your words, was that it was a house held in a hug! And maybe this is so.
And you even have glass block somewhere in your world?!!! I am a huge fan of glass block, long leftover from my married to a ceramic tilesetter years.
Coming here is the highpoint of my days :)

deanna7trees said...

you're right about selvedges. some of them are so precious...even the ones with words. pretty lace.

handstories said...

i collect selvedges, for whatever reason. beautiful images as always. really love those green stitches.

Gina said...

lovely ... that green makes the cloth sing ... its the red/green engagement of course ...

the sound of cloth, sings.

Jeannie said...

I love the snowy cloth and your amaryllis is gorgeous! Have a wonderful week.

Chris Parmentier said...

Hmmmm. . . the sounds of cloth interest me, too, Peggy! Thank you for this---and all your inspiration.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I'm liking the "full moon rising" and all the fluffy snow.