Really big or really obsessive
I was thinking about this whilst unpacking boxes and considering whether to keep the contents and put it in my new studio. I came a across a box of felt scraps , all similar colours and mostly left over from the first felt workshop I ever did. I kept them because I really liked the teacher and I thought they might come in useful. So in clear out mode I thought , right now they go in the bin , they have been sitting here just occupying space for more than three years and I really need to have less stuff . Then I looked at them again and thought there are loads, why don't I just put them all together and see what happens. I did not count them at this point , which I could have easily done, but began to arrange them haphazardly to give a rough rectangular shape. I usually pin pieces together before felting , put then I don't normally deal in such small pieces. I was going to run out of pins, so I decided to just lay them out and then stitch them together . I tried at this point to count them but it was impossible , there are about 6o.
What I sense of achievement I had as I stitched , them together using invisible basting. I learnt this stitch from Jude Hill's Spirit Cloth site which I think is just wonderful. As I stitched I thought about the three pieces that the scraps originated from and enjoying sitting at my new sewing table in my far from completed new studio.
Small precious scraps
brought into the light of day
Felt to mark a new time