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I’ve decided to rename my “Prayer Shawl” and am calling it my “Slow Cloth.”  It’s simple, I know, but the new name suits the piece better.  This is a work of gradual consideration… an unhurried piece where I can think and play deeply at each step.  I don’t expect to get anywhere fast with it […]

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To be perfectly honest here, I started this prayer shawl thing on the wrong foot.  I put pressure on myself to create something wonderful because it’s been a while since I’ve created anything and I figured I was about due.  All around me I see others create works of art, but I’ve been lacking lately […]

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I’m experimenting with different fabrics, different methods of piecing, and different layouts.  This is completely new territory for me and I feel like I’m bumbling along.  I’m trusting that this uncertainty and frustration will be replaced by clarity after hours of careful contemplation.  I’m trusting that this will pay off. I’m liking the color saffron […]

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I’m battling a serious case of artist’s block here… trying to make something meaningful… maybe that’s my problem.  In any case, my eyes are wide open as I notice the interplay of indigo and tangerine.  I also played with a little dye paint on fabric today.  I’m wanting to insert words on this piece, but […]

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I’m slowly starting to get a picture of how I want to make my prayer shawl.  One of the first things to come for me is the palate, which I’ve decided to narrow to indigos, tangerine, whites and neutrals.  I want to incorporate stripped weaving and hand-stitching.  I have in mind also to utilize photographs […]

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