Tuesday, February 9, 2016

sandra's gift

as i prepare for oz
i'm working
weaving and spinning and drawing.
 i finished up
 a soft book
 rooted in a gift of cloth
shop cloth
mechanic's clean-up cloth.
(i am the final,
fifth daughter
of a seamstress and a mechanic.)
 and kami-ito spun from lokta
 sandra brownlee's gift
 became a small book
full of many stitches.
and touch.


  1. V- a soft book in preparation for coming down under. Go well. B

  2. love the idea of a book full of stitches - and worked with kami ito!

  3. Looking at this, the word "scrumptious" immediately came to mind. This cloth just begs to be touched.

  4. mo, jean and stephanie, it's all about touch, the crinkly cotton and the spun lokta, together, friends.

  5. It is beautiful! I love it. Happy travels when the time comes...

  6. As I jumped to this comment page I'm struck with how often the word 'touch' was mentioned because that's what I thought when I first saw the image of the cloth. And what I was about to say here. I know that cloth …. how I'm not sure, but I'm always drawn to it when I see it at the hardware store. I'm sure my Dad had them too….and they are very 'touchable' for sure. I'm recalling the sight of oil on them, and feeling those two substances, the oil and that cloth, did not belong together at all. Your stitches and the cloth DO look scrumptious.
    I love your book and the fact that your off to OZ again!

  7. thanks, suzanna
    and maryanne (geesh, that doesn't look right--now i've done it, forgotten your name) sandra brownlee gave us all these at a workshop at longridge last summer. i started stitching right away. oz is on the threshold for me and i am very excited!


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