Monday, April 6, 2015

- Way finding: Triangulation continues

Triangulation definitely needed a compass rose and I also wanted to put a sun symbol over New Mexico. In the end, I melded the two notions into one ...


Sketched in permanent ink, it wasn't perfect, but I'm getting better at accepting that. 

So now that I've reached New Mexico, I'm pondering whether or not to use the Desert Sand DMC floss I picked out ...


Finally, having passed the half-way mark in Kantha stitching, I decided to try draping the cloth, which is really too large for a flat-on-the-floor shot ...


To be continued ...

13 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

lost myself today with no compass, i feel GROUNDED here with this Triangulation i see where i live on a cloth that You are stitching and feel
grounded
grounded.

Liz Ackert said...

I copied out this definition when I first named the cloth back in November ...

"Triangulation can pinpoint your position on a map even if you have no idea where you are"

Seems to fit your current predicament

Liz Ackert said...

P.S. The compass rose was stitched on a bit from the twin of your rust-dyed cloth

Dana said...

Triangulation is so satisfying...I just love how it is melding into something greater than its parts.

Liz Ackert said...

I'm learning a lot as I go along ... it's been a good journey so far

Marti said...

Hmmm, thought I had left a comment but oh well...the Zia Compass Rose sets this cloth for me, it is the enchanting stitching that informs me of home and yes, I do think that the desert sand thread for NM is a fine choice. Since I do not do kantha stitching, I admire it when I see it and I find myself getting lost in a good, meditative way, following these rhythmic stitches on Triangulation.

Liz Ackert said...

Sorry to hear that your comments are going "poof" ... maybe my blog caught a cyber-cold from Windthread (wink)

When I initially picked out the DMC floss, it was the color that drew me in ... imagine how delighted I was to find the name "Desert Sand" applied to it. I think I'm going to have to use it on principle. Now if I can just find the right shade of green to echo the Chinle formation ...

Kantha is relatively new to me and I am still learning how much tension and space to put into the stitches. I must say that the tactile quality has me totally hooked, and the meditative aspect has become much more positive of late now that I have a way to side-track negative thought-intrusions.

Sweetpea said...

My gosh, that is quite SPLENDID.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you so much ... the cloth was created using India Flint's Bundle Book as a guide ... the colors aren't anywhere near as intense as your recent reveal, but they were only aged for a month. I can only imagine what a year would do!

Mo Crow said...

love the compass and the mapping your work is so fine!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you! I was tickled when the compass stitches came out looking bead-like

over the rainbow said...

Hi Liz, it's my first time visiting. I feel like I'm on your map! An hour south of Santa Fe and your beautiful Turquoise Trail….beautiful story here…and so many friends on your side bar…I'll keep reading…carry on!

Liz Ackert said...

Welcome ... so glad you came by. Of course I'm sure you've noticed that the map is more whimsical than accurate, but as I kantha stitched New Mexico, it was like visiting all over again. I look forward to reading your posts from the land of enchantment.