the comfort of kantha

9 Feb

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Again, lulled back into the comforting rhythm of kantha. Into the near hypnotic motion of running stitch.   Waves across the surface of cloth.

Much is held here in this cloth.  Memories. Snippets and scraps.  Like the oddly arranged, seemingly incongruent events of my life– held to the light.  To be examined.  Revered.  Treasured.

Memory–like kantha– weaving the ground, holding the story, supporting the whole.

16 Responses to “the comfort of kantha”

  1. grace Forrest February 9, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    and that soft slitty eyed eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    This. this gives great great Happiness

    • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      just now watching the shadow of a deer weaving in and out of the trees, also feeling great great happiness. isn’t the world amazing

  2. journeyhouse February 9, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    My favorite kind of stitching. The piece has such depth as do the words. Maybe a strange coincidence, but I am working on a very similar piece. Today is a perfect day for kantha. I can stitch to the rhythm of the falling snow. 10-12″ of it. Laura

    • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 10:52 am #

      synchronicity is so fine. so affirming. and i wish we had snow.

    • journeyhouse February 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

      Well, Patricia, I guess you need to come here. 8″ yesterday, a few more tonight and a big one on Sunday night into Monday. I can overnight some to you.

      • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

        And if wishes were fishes….

  3. Linda Nelson February 9, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    love it!

  4. fiberels February 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    Kantha : looks good, feels good !

    • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      feels soooooooooooooo good. so strong. unifying. clear. unambiguous.

  5. Nancy February 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

    I love how the blue peeks through.

    • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      the blue from a long ago indigo vat really brought the cloth to life.

  6. Liz A February 9, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

    There is gentle beauty in your cloth and the stitches that hold it

    • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      i will say the pic looks o.k. but in person, ooooooooooooo, pretty intense. i like your capturing of it…”gentle beauty.” many thanks Liz.

  7. Mo Crow February 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

    beautiful colours

    • Patricia February 10, 2017 at 10:55 am #

      so intense. and the interesting thing is that individually, each piece was just sort of ok. the power of becoming one…with….

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