Thursday, February 21, 2013
Too much on my mind
Not only am I working on tapestry design and making, I have also enrolled for a Dijanne Cevaal online workshop, the Traveller's Blanket. (It was on the front cover of Quilting Arts Magazine recently.) This is not just a technique workshop, it is about having a story to tell and then using that story to influence how the blanket develops. So there is a lot of thought involved - as well as the actual dyeing and sewing. My story hasn't started yet, there are just nebulous ideas floating around - in with all the other ideas, very confusing.
I am actually looking forward to the sewing, it will be hand sewing that I can do while watching tv (as long as it isn't sport). It is not really the weather to be holding a blanket on your lap but autumn will be here soon and the weather will be more conducive to it - I hope.
And then there is the attempt to do some daily doodles and lino cutting. And the fortnightly playday group.
I miss the textile design course I did, the discussions of how people are developing their ideas, how they are going about making the pieces, etc. I think it focussed me as well as gave me other ideas and approaches to think about. But our assignments usually worked in conjunction with each other and I didn't have too many ideas floating around (well, not all that often). Although I enjoy the challenges of the different groups I am in, I need to compartmentalise them, or reduce the number I am trying to develop at one time.