Wednesday, January 27, 2010

break time


I spent the whole morning folding, sorting, measuring, photographing and posting these great big pieces of fabric for sale at Random Acts of Dyeness. These were pieces of cotton that I was dyeing back when I measured my work in feet rather than inches.

Then I took a break and sat in the sun for a while stitching with the help and I realized that I might not be the only one working smaller these days and wonder if I should be hacking all these acres of fabric into little sampler bundles? Take the whole inventory and feed it into an industrial shredder? Rip, tear and roll. When I was taking the pictures I kept spying little pieces of the whole that I wanted to cut out and keep, like this one:


6 comments:

arlee said...

hmm, your stoodio assistant seems a lot more mellow than mine.....
And yes, small is big, less is more :} That one yer saving after eyeballing, is GRAND.

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

I think you're right, small is powerful! This is a happy small cloth. Nice.

(hey)Jude said...

I remember using a small cutout shape to move over artworks to "discover" mini pieces of greatness! I love your tiny pick, almost as much as I love that kitty!
(hey)Jude

Angelcat said...

Small is beautiful, its a lot easier to take time and appreciate detail and all the work that has gone in to something when your eye is focused on a smaller piece

Phyllis said...

All the pieces are gems including this precious kitty. I think she loves being very close to you.

Jane LaFazio said...

love the pic!!!