Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Doodlestrips







My version of the embroiderer's equivalent of doodling with pen or pencil during meetings and telephone conversations. You thread a needle, select a stitch and sew till the thread runs out. Then you take another thread . . . . and sew on and so on. Sorry! Occasionally I've used it to try out a new stitch, but that is not the main purpose, unlike similarly named 'doodle cloths'. I've used up ends of thread left from something else. Waste not want not, which anyone brought up during rationing will know something about. But mostly it is simply a means of satisfying that urge just to be stitching, but without having to work out a design first, or, in fact having to make any preparations at all. Don't work it out, just do it.

4 comments:

Margaret said...

Barbara,
These are art works not doodles. I can see them hanging in any gallery.

Dy said...

These look fantastic and such a good idea!! I admire your ability to just 'do it'.

Fiona said...

these are wonderful. Hope you have them hanging up!

Squazi said...

What a fantastic idea and an excellent way to use up thread. This gives me the inspiration to just give embroidery a go and see what happens.