Nov 8, 2008

What I'm working on - Was ich gerade mache

In my project at this moment I'm trying many What-Ifs. The idea of using a fringe as an element of the wallhanging is from Jude. I did my own version using it as a hair dress for my quadruplets.

In meinem gegenwärtigen Projekt versuche ich viele neue Was Wäre Wenns.Die Idee, eine Franse im Stoff zu lassen und zu verwenden kam von Jude. Ich habe meine eigene Version als Zöpfe für die Vierlinge.

I also noticed that the idea of whatiffing for finding a new way of working using material we have available in our stash and not using other additives give birth to ideas of techniques that coincide and overlap among one another.

Ich habe auch gemerkt, dass beim Was Wäre Wenn und beim Versuch nur mit Sachen aus unserem Materiallager zu verwenden und ohne kommerzielle Hilfsmittel wie Farben und Folien zu arbeiten, die Techniken, die entstehen, sich irgendwie überlappen.

Because of that I want to define my goals and what I'm trying on this piece.

Deswegen möchte ich meine Ziele in diesem Stück definieren.

I'm looking for a way to make small pieces that enhance one another and finding new ways of connecting them. Because I like connections - like my wire ones - which make the many small pieces into a whole but keeping it a wallhanging and not a quilt, I'm heading in this direction.

Ich suche nach Verbindungen, die - wie meine Drahtverbindungen - das Ganze zu einem Wandbehang und nicht so viel einem Quilt machen.

I'm also trying to combine more the embellisher and the fabric appliqué because also doing some appliqué by hand gives another dimension to the whole. Things stand up from the background embellishing differently.

Ich möchte auch mehr das Embellishen mit dem Handapplizieren kombinieren, weil dadurch viele Sachen eine neue Dimension bekommen in Verhältnis zum Hintergrund.

This also means more hand work and a slower pace. I can relate to what Jude means with "slow cloth"!

Das bedeutet auch mehr Handarbeit und Langsamkeit. Ich kann verstehen, was Jude meint mit der Bezeichnung "langsames Tuch"!

You can see more pictures in my Watiffing-Around blog.

Mehr Fotos in meinem Was Wäre Wenn blog.


  1. this is an exciting direction you are taking with the embellisher

  2. ¡qué original es tu obra; me sorprende y me encanta!

    un saludo desde Barcelona


  3. Your latest 'Whatif' is quite earthly by comparison with some of your other pieces, which I think are very ethereal. I love the way you can make such varied fabrics work together, and those little faces - so sweet.

  4. I enjoy how you are able to take your work to the next level. Alway unique and beautiful.

  5. thank you for the comments, you know, now comes the winter and the colors are earthy now. perhaps they get snowy in January...

  6. loving how you interpreted the fringe as hair and an edge at the same time.

  7. I love these pieces you are creating with your "what iffing". The fringe looks fantastic and I love the earthy tones.

  8. Hi, I've just found your blog and I am fascinated and inspired! Thankyou!