Thursday, August 26, 2010

signs of fall and a worldwide band of stitchers

These choral red spider lilies are popping up all over my ruefully neglected garden. I love their determination and grace. Their annual appearance is the first sign that fall will actually happen again this year. The stifling heat is giving away to cooler days, which brings energy and ambition. My dreams and plans are always most plentiful this time of year.  There are so many things I want to take on. The front garden needs a total rework and a new stone walk, the home office needs repainting, and my head is spinning with work ideas...

I am starting off by joining India Flint's global sewing circle. Each participant will find a simple pre-used textile, that will be renewed and embellished with patching, mending, and stitching. Progress will be chronicled and shared on the blog, and sometime next year there will be an opportunity for the participants to meet up with India for a few days of dyeing, sharing, and celebrating. Several locations around the world will be selected for these events. This wonderful project will evolve over time, but the general idea is to enjoy the art of sewing, preserving, gathering, and dreaming, while sharing ideas and experiences with friends. Novices and experts alike are invited to join. For more detailed information check out India's project description. I encourage you to sign up!

Stitching and mending images courtesy of India Flint.


  1. Thank you for the information and inspiration about the stitching/mending project. I love the idea of it and the examples you gave are so beautiful! I do a lot of stitching on paper as part of my art, so working on bits of cloth will be new to me...but I'm going to check it out! Your blog is wonderful...thank you!

  2. thanks for the mention
    those fragments look good with your lilies...

  3. Hej Lotta! Undrar sa hur du har det dar borta och nu har jag fatt min uppdatering via detta inlagget.

    Later som en harlig tid av inspiration, rofylld energi och manga nya foretaganden. Sa roligt.

    The India project later underbart. Om jag anda kunde sy...
    Ska bli kul att folja din 'resa' med detta.

    Nar du har tid blir jag jatte glad om du hor av dig ang de dar kladda noterings bockerna.

    Kram kram
    x Charlotta


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