Friday, September 7, 2012

stitching and school

a few stitches of silk and paper
 on paper
at home last night
i stitched 

paper thread and silk 
dyed
on wake robin papers
and our school year opening meeting
i spotted a kangaroo. a touch of oz 
in the north country
a good beginning
a little humor

17 comments:

aimee said...

round and round you go! i love that you are coming home to that work.

Valerianna said...

Ha.... a kangaroo. Hope all is good this year...

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Love the paper and silk thread together.
It can become addictive - just sitting doing simple stitching can't it.

Diane.

shiborigirl said...

also love the combo of silk and paper. and the kangaroo...i suppose he was looking for a heffalump...

mansuetude said...

that kangaroo looks like my old science teacher. :)

love those threads. you amaze me.
Welcome back to school. (Peace be with you)!

Nancy said...

Your materials are so inviting! I guess a kangaroo can be too :)

Velma said...

aimee, i know you do, and it makes me smile
valerie, it's starting well, despite the 'roo!
diane, it's all roz's fault (!)
glennis, well, there were lots of teacher's there--
m, ha!!! and thank you.
nancy, they are lovely to touch, for sure. the stuff, not the 'roo.

ronnie said...

nothing is scarier than a human in a kangaroo suit.... except maybe a clown....

give me silk and paper and thread any day!

onesmallstitch said...

it's magic - paper thread on paper - I want to see more. silly 'roo doesn't he know winter is coming.

kaiteM said...

whoever designed that critter had never seen a real roo - very weird! stitch on paper is nicer by far away.

Barry said...

V-what a delicate concept - stitching silk with paper. Hope the school year goes well. B

Velma said...

ronnie, this is the deal: a kangaroo is one of the local college team mascots. go figure! and i agree.
jean, what a surprise it'll have.
kaite, i agree
barry, i'm actually, stitching paper with silk and paper. although that could change!

Gardener in the Distance said...

Your stitches are like tracks. I reckon it's beautiful to stitch paper, an insubstantial material. Really, that is what the old bookbinders did, when everything was done by hand.
Today, with technology doing so much work, we are free to experiment like this, to be whimsical, and through our whimsicality, let a little more light into the world.
Thankyou Velma.

Velma said...

yes, faisal, they do look track-like! i like that! funny, too, that working the paper, crumpling, etc, prepares and strengthens it for the stitching.

jude said...

oh! love the stitching on paper, oh!

jude said...

oh, and no captcha!

Velma Bolyard said...

yeah, but blogger hold them in prison until i let them out!

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