Stitch Meditation – Day 9 and 10

Day 9 stitch meditation of the 100 day stitch meditation challenge by toronto artist doris lovadina-lee canada
Hand dyed cotton, hand dyed perle cotton and cotton thread

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.

Day 10 stitch meditation of the 100 day stitch meditation journey by doris lovadina-lee quilter toronto canada
Hand dyed cotton, Indigo dyed cotton, hand printed silk and cotton, hand dyed perle cotton and cotton thread

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?

Stitch Resources

Have you been able to set time away to work on something you love? Keep practicing – one stitch at a time.