Wednesday, April 29, 2015

100 Patches: Mend Series

So far,  2015 is proving to be an experimental and contemplative time, in the creativity department. 

I'm spending much time thinking, sketching and reflecting, 
as well as playing with new ideas, revisiting old ideas, and continuing to explore various textile arts, 
(like punch needle, which I will share more of in future posts!)

Patch #1

One of the avenues I am exploring is an old one... 
the idea of patches, mending, and working small.

Patch # 2

To make it more challenging and give it a bit more life, 
I decided to set a goal of making 100 patches.
The only other criteria is that they all be the same size 
which is working out to approximately 5.25" x 5.25".

Patch #3

I don't have a definitive time frame, but do plan on working on them consistently, 
weaving them between other projects.

Patch #4

I also don't have any plans for what to do with them...
for now, I am just thinking of keeping them as a point of reference.

Patch # 5

I'm looking forward to:
~ seeing how long it all takes,
~ how they will morph and grow
~ how they all will look together when done

And ultimately,
~ what they will teach me

Patch #6

There above, are the first 6 patches. 

I am keeping track of what order they are made in 
by stitching small hand typed labels to the back, 
(sort of specimen style!)

I'll post others as they develop.


dolores said...

Cool beans. I love the size. When you are done wouldn't they look cool sandwiched between two pieces of glass? A big glass and cloth quilt!:)

SuzyMcQ said...

Very cool and different! I love that! Growing tired of same old, same old and welcome some great experimentation.

Audrey said...

They are so unique and totally inspiring!

christine said...

I've been toying with this idea for a while...somewhat like the 12x12 journaling but smaller. I'm trying to come up with sale able items for a local art association and this scale (but for me larger than 5"...thinking about 7-8") might be a good plan.

patty a. said...

These just plain rock! Such sweet patches. Your creative brilliance is awe inspiring!

Jodi said...

I love the organic, natural look. So beautiful!

Brenda said...

coming soon to a gallery near you? looks like you have the beginnings of an exhibit.

Wtrstone said...

These are delightful....

Debbie said...

Love these, so simple, so stunning

Tonya Ricucci said...

cool. would be easy to whipstitch them together into a really cool wallhanging.

Victoria said...

Thanks so much for your comments and feedback, everyone. Much appreciated!

Pallas said...

I love your patch and mend series. I think my favorite one in this post is #3. When I was a girl growing up, our clothes were often patched and mended - the everyday clothes' patches were obvious as in your samples.

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