Thursday, November 16, 2017

Getting back to "The Land ... "

Working on the pennant for Mo's project put The Land as the Crow Flies on a back burner, as you can see from the date ...

Now that I'm back to it, trees are beginning to crop up ...



And the cloth has been trimmed down ...


to fit within the space where it will eventually reside ...


The plan, for now at least, is to leave it hanging except when I am actively working on it. We'll see how that goes.

I also popped off a couple of simple projects to get back up to speed. Jeans mended with vintage cloth from Glennis Dolce ...


along with a little darning on the side ...


And a patched shell woven with Deb Lacativa's dyed floss ...


requested by G for his birthday ...


bringing back memories of Jude Hill's Considering Weave class in 2014 when I first met many of the Kindred Spirits who reside in the right sidebar. 

15 comments:

Louise Watson said...

Love your land cloth and patched jeans! They must be very comfy to wear.

Liz A said...

Louise - thank you and yes, these jeans are so comfortable that they are well-worth the effort of pushing a needle through the denim to keep them whole (ish)

Mo Crow said...

love this aerial view of your land & your boro jeans look amazing!

Sue McQ said...

Enjoying the progress on your land cloth. I feel privileged that I have seen it in person! Yes, your jeans look heavenly - so soft. All those wonderful stitches. What a treasure for G! I need to check out Jude's weaving tute.
Blessings, my friend.

Liz A said...

Mo - I always think of you as I try to imagine what the land must look like to a crow flying overhead

Sue - Thank you ... and the Considering Weave was as valuable for the participants' forum as it was for Jude's instruction. Sadly, as with her other classes, the fora are no longer available. The good news is that the people who contributed to those classes over the years are alive and well on their blogs. So if you do explore the class, you might also drill down to that same time period for some of the Kindred Spirits to see what they were doing.

Hazel said...

Your cloth is framed beautifully in that spot. I like that you will keep it there in between, you will be able to watch it evolve. Your shell weaving is very cool.

Liz A said...

Hazel ... we are like two ships passing in the ether ...

Barry said...

LA - those little tasks are the universes way of easing us back into creativity. Love that patching jeans can be so creative ; as is also the case with the shell. B

Liz A said...

Barry - I likewise love watching you tend to the little tasks on your blog ... preparing small bits about to become a part of something larger

Dana said...

Your aerial view cloth, like your grass photos show such an awareness of place. They combine the big picture with the hidden roots.

Liz A said...

Thank you for this Dana ... I especially like the hidden roots allusion

Anonymous said...

the land cloth not only mimics a map beautifully, it looks so comfortable up with all that stone!

and the jeans are just to die for!

Liz A said...

Dee - these are my “forever jeans” (to play on a recent phrase)

Fiona Dempster said...

I love the overview of the land and the way it is emerging - and how perfectly it fits in preparation for its full new home...

Liz A said...

Fiona - As with the land itself, I suspect this cloth will never be "done" ... but likewise, will be enjoyed as it is and as it changes