Stitching meditatively has been the focus of the last few post, but you could also unstitch meditatively! Read Patricia Belyea post: Unstitched where she talks about the experience of taking apart a kimono. Any repetitive project can be a meditative experience, as long as there is intention and focus.
I am a scrap keeper! My quilting friends and I have discussed: what is a scrap, how large is a scrap, how small can a scrap be? The answer differs greatly between us. I am one that keeps pieces of fabric of about 2 inches and larger. The 100 day stitch meditation project is a great place to use these small pieces. For example, the indigo scrap above was used to tie up a scarf before dyeing and the colour on this strip was pretty so I kept it. Below is a book on indigo that I have on my bookshelf to read and another on natural dyeing. There are so many books on and websites on these topics. Which are your favorites?
- Balfour-Paul, Jenny. Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans. The British Museum Press, 2011.
- Behan, Babs, and Kim Lightbody. Botanical Inks: Plant-to-Print Dyes, Techniques and Projects. Quadrille, 2018
- Blog: Okan Arts Blog post by Patricia Belyea – Unstitched
Have you been able to set time away to work on something you love? Keep practicing – one stitch at a time.