Sunday, 12 July 2009
It is such a pleasure after seeing so many Mary Wighams in their infancy, to see them now growing up gracefully, each having their own character. I have not seen two identical Mary Wighams so far - even those that have adhered to the original colour palette. Every single stitcher has a clear will and presence of her own and has formed a unique Mary Wigham. This is how Sue-san's is developing. Again the order of stitching for each Mary has taken its own individual path. We fantasized a little time ago, if you were Mary, without a pattern chart, where you would start your sampler. Many of you replied you would begin in the centre. How would you then go about the task of enclosing the centre with a well balanced arrangement of half motifs and medallions to provide a fairly even frame near the edge of your linen - given that you do not have a pattern book....? Do you think that some or all of the initial sets were left until last? It looks like Sue-san is leaving her initials out to come back to them later.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:01