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Karen Turner
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
I stitch, therefore I am
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Karen Turner is now following nance
Jun 12, 2011
Karen Turner is now following jude
Jun 12, 2011
What a fantastic palette. Can just see a set of stitched pieces based on those very pictures. Inspirational, thank you.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2011 on From one moment to the next at emergence
Such an intense colour in the pan... but I really like the end result too.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2011 on Out of (and into) the blue at emergence
I agree. It's been good to see this piece grow.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2011 on critical minutia at windthread
I noticed the little bit of orange disappeared from the top left... I like the plain nine patch.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2011 on what is it, day 3? at windthread
I really like your placing of elements on your cloths. That flash of colour top left is visually very striking. The background piecing is delightful too.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2011 on just this much at windthread
Your part of the world looks like Narnia! I like the way white reflects its surroundings.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2011 on a sense of heart at Spirit Cloth
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You have such a lot going on all at once! The cut work shapes - the best kind of accident. It might help you to realise that not everyone would have stopped to look at the accidental hole and then had the ability to turn it into a lovely design. I ask 'what's the point?' all the time. I still don't know. I'm not even sure there is one. I'm probably not helping :-) Hugs to you x
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2011 on In pieces at emergence
This post really spoke to me; thank you, Jude. After only a year and a bit of blogging, I have the same question too. I suspect I might be searching for meaning in a world where, to me, there is none. Maybe there are as many meanings as there are people. A conversation for self, yes.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2011 on the personal symbol as a process at Spirit Cloth
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Standing motionless in the snow still leaves footprints... what a glorious little fragment of cloth.
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Yes! We were practically grounded for a time. It was real hibernation - just quiet and rest and keeping warm. It's good to be back :-)
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on persistence at windthread
Just stopping by to say happy new year. A year of flight, perhaps. A year of cloth, certainly.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on what? at Spirit Cloth
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Yes, I see that too. Your stitching is so sensitively worked, Catherine.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on Experimenting with tradition at emergence
Looking good so far x
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2011 on persistence at windthread
Karen Turner is now following grace Forrest
Jan 4, 2011
Just wanted to say thank you for the this; I do so love your videos. There's something very soothing about watching someone stitch. You made a delightful start to my day.
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Back burner, front burner, oven, slow cooker, grill - all full. The only thing I won't touch is a microwave. Or perhaps that should be a microweave. You do it so well.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2010 on even longer cloth at Spirit Cloth
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There is a lot of natural dyeing to be seen at the moment, and I will try it some time but not yet. Your fabrics are very 'you'; I do love the velvet and the way it absorbs and reflects colour.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2010 on the shape of winter's edge at Spirit Cloth
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Nobody seems to call it Samhain any more - the start of the 'dark half' of the year, and the old Celtic new year. One of my favourite festivals. I like the dark introspective feel of your cloth; I love the 'turning inwards' of this half of the year.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2010 on another kind of magic at Spirit Cloth
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I have many more questions than answers.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2010 on the nature of woven cloth at Spirit Cloth
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Yes, I enjoyed it too, thank you. I have some shot silk, but not cotton - as you say, difficult to find, and also quite Kaffe Fassett, which kind of puts me off. I had a go at weaving some myself once, with limited success as I only have a frame (good for tapestry weaving) rather than a loom. Much to think about in this post.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2010 on the nature of woven cloth at Spirit Cloth
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Thanks for the mention and for your lovely answer. I like the thought of taking a step back before going forward. I find linen thread hard to stitch with, so it doesn't surprise me that it's tricksy to weave with too.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2010 on calmly remembering at Spirit Cloth
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As usual, I am as much moved by the comments as by your post. Faking control - I like that- is the nature of life, I think. And busyness covering pain. I have no old people left. My mum is not yet 'old', but I know that one day she will be.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2010 on friday at Spirit Cloth
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