Monday, July 28, 2014
Dorothy Caldwell Extravaganza 6
Dorothy Caldwell is known as a superb handstitcher, so naturally we did sewing in her workshops. Her favorite stitch is the kantha, aka running stitch, which can be urged into a surprising variety of patterns and rhythms.
Here are the two pieces that I started in the workshop and am still working on.
Three years ago I worked on a collaborative project with my friend Terry Jarrard-Dimond, who had been introduced to blind stitching in a Dorothy Caldwell workshop and loved it. We each did twelve hours of blind stitching, in the course of which we got to be pretty good at it.
The white stitching was blind; the blue was added later with eyes open.
The blue details below are more traditional kantha stitches, which I also found comfortable because I had worked with the technique extensively during my year of daily hand-stitching.