Saturday, 16 January 2010

Slow Cloth Persuits - the road continues...

This piece has emerged into what I see as "The Road To St. Mawes".  It's a little village near the sea on The Roseland Peninsular of Cornwall which we visit more than once a year in the area that I would love to live one day in the future. We have become very familiar with it over the past 14 years and I hope to make it my home eventually.

I am now having the pleasure of stitching this slow cloth to give the texture to the patchwork fields and found these wooden beads a lovely addition.

You could say that my life over the next ten years could be said to be the road to St. Mawes. Hopefully as colourful as this cloth.

Our hearts must lie with those people of Haiti who are suffering the effects of the earthquake there.
This little stitched heart has magic around it (a gift from Jude of Spirit Cloth). It is magic used sparingly.

The snow melted here today but this snowy scene was from my window earlier in the week. I have noticed how the weather influences what I want to stitch. Snowy, cold and bright with sun makes me want to play with pale linens, pale pinks and greys. Muted colours.

Cloudy grey days of winter with slushy snow make me crave the richer gem-like colours. It's strange isn't it?

...and this is what happens in my dreams at night when fabric and the scenes of my day merge ... often it keeps me awake ... sometimes it soothes ... occasionally it inspires


  1. Our snow melted today too. Your textile road is beautiful. I dream of a new life in Cornwall too :)

  2. Your road gets better and better!

  3. Wonderful. I always enjoy your slow cloth pieces.

  4. I can see the road and the beautiful sunsets of the west, I hope you make your dream.

  5. just a bit of magic goes a long your new path.

  6. Thanks for coming to see my blog. I'm glad you did as it gave me the opportunity to find yours. The textile road is stunning.

  7. came by from the slow cloth FB group...i have a little bit of thread from jude hill as well and i know exactly what you mean about magic used sparingly. in fact, i haven't used mine yet, but soon i will.

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