Sometimes, you just have to roll with it...
drop everything and try something you've never done before.
It's one of best things about the Web (for me),
this inspiration that comes from people so openly sharing their handiwork...
I've been following the beauteous progress of Karen's circle work over on Stitching Life.
When she stitched this one,
I was upstairs within five minutes pulling out materials to give it a go.
It just happens that way sometimes.
My couched spiral didn't end up quite as solid...in fact, it went quite cattywampus.
It's not symmetrical, nor tidy, and all the couching is very uneven.
But this is who I am with cloth.
One of the most appealing aspects of the couching technique is the wide range
of materials one can use/re-use to "couch." This spiral is recycled sari ribbon but think of the possibilities
for upcycling old clothes, worn linens...
Go over here to see Judy Martin's eleven months of couching obsession.
She even stitches in her car.