Thursday, July 14, 2016

- Learning as I go (it's all about process)

Retrospective (7/20/2016) 

Patch #196 A patch of blue sky



An early piece of embroidery from the 1960s, when I was on the first of many learning curves.

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Georgia's Window is coming together slowly, but surely ...


The sash bars of the window surrounding each pane proved to be the biggest challenge, requiring front seams to be sewn on both sides of a very narrow strip of maroon linen ...


created by overcast stitching each seam (14-18 stitches per inch) with the front sides facing out ...


After which the inside edges are trimmed ...


leaving the lower-most edge twice the width of the other three interior edges ...


Finger-pressing the top two interior edges downward first ...


the wider of the lower interior edges is then folded over the narrower edge ...


so the sandwiched lower edges can be folded over the top edges ...


pinned in place ...


and stitched over the upper edges (which I believe to be akin to French or felled seaming) ...


All that so that the front can continue to look exactly the same as it did before ..


while the back goes from looking like this ...



to a much tidier finish ....


This reimagining of Georgia O'Keeffe's painting Door through Window (1956) was influenced by looking at pictures and videos about Pojagi, a form of two-sided quilting used to make wrapping cloths in Korea. Any wonkiness introduced by my idiosyncratic methodology leads me to categorize this as "Pojagi-influenced" in my blog index (with an additional entry for "Bojagi" as there are those who use an alternate spelling).