Monday, February 2, 2015

- That's a wrap: Stitching an impression

I googled my way through "Katsina sash" images, finding myself drawn to clouds and rain. Then "sketched" them with needle and crochet cotton, not wanting to waste the worsted wool Kathy sent.

As so often happens in the kitchen, all the ingredients came together ... somehow scaled to Don's assemblage and to Kathy's wool and to the odd bit of linen that I got for another project in the late 90s ... a re-visioned Lord's Prayer ... but better this ...


Each arm of the piece is 7" long and 1 1/4" wide ...


Stitched in two days and I was absolutely determined to finish during the Super Bowl, so I took off glasses and hearing aids and retreated into my own world. Determined, too that the back should be as good as possible, because really I do love that ...


I did finish ... and I do like it, very much.

And this morning, this is for Grace ...

6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the sash is just FINE. woven stitching....both sides...

and there is the work of the cousins from here....

Liz Ackert said...

It has been forever since I worked with Kathy's worsted wool ... it is uneven in color and weight, each strand unique. I love it.

And the wasp egg case (I think that's what it is) was found when I was brush-whacking in the side yard last year.

Mo Crow said...

such fine work, you are such an inspiration Liz!

Liz Ackert said...

As are your fine lines ... thank you!

Dana said...

Oh lovely, lovely. I think it is so great that you and Don can work together like this.

Liz Ackert said...

It is a wonderful new dimension in our lives ... we just look at each other and say "How cool is this?"