Sunday, November 28, 2010

Making Tracks

The stitches are slowly securing more items down and tracks are appearing in the snow here and there... although I lost half a day to work on this because of a migraine. I was careful around these sharp points:
And this heart nest is not entirely secure yet:

I was thinking about decomposition as part of the life and death process - the running stitches seemed like they might be leaf bits or a leaf ghost echoing the shape that was once fuller.


I also stitched down driftwood, the large feather, a stick and an arbutus leaf. I'm about half way done.



5 comments:

Penny Berens said...

The blinding snow will do that to you - a migraine I mean. Hope it's gone. But I agree animal tracks are fascinating and I love what you are doing to this piece.

deanna7trees said...

very interesting...

woman with wings said...

and very cool. things I've never even thought of doing. Thanks.

lynda Howells said...

interesting that we are both doing wor with stitching and objects...what are you doing with your end piece and what prompted you to do thisx? lynda

Yvonne said...

Thanks, Penny - the snow had melted but life's flurries can cause them too.

Thanks Deanna and 'woman with wings' (great name).

Lynda, the piece will be part of an exhibition at the college where I'm currenlty taking a textile arts course. We were given an assignment to go for a walk and pick objects enroute to attach to a piece we developed out of that walk. I have stitched stones, bone and other bits of nature to quilts before - it seems natural. I will visit your blog.