hemstitching and cleavage

for those paying attention, this post is a dead giveaway that i am blogging with old information… catching up with myself, as it were.

here is a great photo of shilo’s cleavage as she hemstiches the plaid sky in preparation to take it off the loom (i also hemstitch at the beginning of each piece, right after it goes on the loom):

for some reason, hemstiching in red is one of my favorite parts of the whole process… something compelling about how neatly it binds the edges. i like edges in general. i’d like to experiment with more edge and binding techniques, but for this project, since the edges will be hidden, there’s really no point.

why red? with the colors i use, the contrast appeals to me. it reminds me of blood, flowers, molten lava, berries, arteries. shocking and good and necessary.

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