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November 14, 2014

this is post number 700, my 4th year anniversary was in September

P1050954that’s me, #22

Saturday and Sunday are the Studio Tour

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the studio is as tidy as it will ever be (sigh)

P1050953I treated myself to an orchid

still have to rake leaves – not ’till the last minute

chase off the squirrel, feed the hummingbirds – so they don’t attack anyone

stitch price tags on everything

buy food to keep me energized

and a new receipt book – think that’s it

oh yes – vote in the municipal election Saturday morning

P1050956the stitching is progressing slowly

not calling it boro – so it is nameless for now

P1050955 the back is my favorite part

and the texture is delightful

in France, Guillaume has re-blogged my post on the connections between textile people

http://www.atelierdeminuit.blogspot.fr/2014/11/layers-of-thinking-mary-jean-bett

in French and then translated into English

another connection, it is charming

thank you Guillaume

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2014 2:45 am

    I’m pretty sure that, like nearly all traditionnal techniques, it is maintained only by searchers now.
    People are not allowed anymore to learn and teach to make clothes, they must buy them from the machines. ” Time consuming ” is a modern expression to point things that you should not do. You are expected to feel guilty if you do so. We stitchers are criminals, we spend time to make beautiful things, when it could be used to make money and we teach things that give meaning to life when you’re supposed to buy it from an online appstore. (drumroll) But some day, stitchers will rise up and fight back πŸ˜€
    Indeed the information I found was in a research report, i’ll try to find a way to transmit it, best regards.

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  2. November 17, 2014 6:30 am

    Hello Mary,
    I like to see your progressing, this is very interesting. I understand why you like the back. There is so much to say about that too. I wonder if I encountered a textile artist who did not have a strong thinking with her backs, wether she likes them or not, it’s always an issue…

    Do you know there are some women garments (I think it’s in Sicilia) which sewings were designed to be worn also on the wrong side, depending on your mood ? It’s kind of folklore now, but i’ve seen pictures of schoolgirls using it this way during mid -XXth century.

    I also like the comments on the other post. About women stitching boros…

    Thanks for the link. I think everybody had the idea to click on the header but in case, here’s a one that works better.
    http://atelierdeminuit.blogspot.fr/2014/11/layers-of-thinking-mary-jean-bett.html

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    • November 17, 2014 8:35 am

      Guillaume – thank you for your comments, it is very interesting to understand how stitching has developed and been used around the world and over the years. I will try to find out more about the (Sicilia) sewing designed to be worn on both sides – a time consuming technique and also if the work is still being done or if they have become museum pieces.

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      • November 19, 2014 3:01 am

        PS : the tag ” soapbox allocution ” was removed by the machine during publication πŸ˜€

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  3. November 15, 2014 9:29 pm

    Happy 700!! Hope the studio tour is going well and the hummingbirds leave your potential customers alone. Gotta love those tiny bossy critters!

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    • November 15, 2014 10:56 pm

      Louisa – both hummers and customers are behaving themselves, nice to have a sunny day and hope for another tomorrow.

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  4. Lis permalink
    November 14, 2014 10:41 pm

    Congratulations, have a great weekend, your studio looks amazing.

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  5. November 14, 2014 3:14 pm

    Busy, busy! And 700 posts?! I am in awe.

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