I am using this blog to chart my journey as I get involved with stitched textiles again after a gap of twenty odd years. I've tried once or twice recently to get started, but time - the lack of it - got in my way. Now seems right though, and this online diary will be my reminder not to let it slip through my fingers again.
Wish me luck.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Today I bought a metre of 14 count white interlocking canvas....and a packet of tapestry needles.
I'm actually feeling quite nervous about the start. Will I have to learn to walk before I can run, even though I had reached the running stage a long time ago?
I'm nervous about the first few stitches, and if they will be an anti climax after so long. I'm also nervous about the time I'll be able to devote to it.
Will I get started only to find time running away with me again? Which is what stopped me before.
Well, to answer all these questions, I just have to start, don't I?
Baby steps, as they say.
I've decided to work on small experimental pieces. I usually like to have the comfort of a "theme" as a structure to work within and I've decided to keep it very, very simple.
The theme I'm starting with is...circles.
Why? Because circles are probably the most difficult shape to work with on the geometric grid of canvas.

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