I am hand stitching these clamshells onto a grid drawn onto a background as per Susan Smith’s method. I plan to try other methods one day, but have no problems with this. It works for me. Although, after many years of collecting Kaffe fabrics and drooling over the glory of the saturated colour, I am a little uncomfortable with working with this much variety and intensity. My usual palettes are 1800s, civil war, a little bit of soft country and soft pastels.
Do you find yourself gazing at your work for prolonged periods … Part of the pleasure!

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