Contemplating Movement in Fiber

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Since I created the gelli fabrics last weekend I have been contemplating where to go with the stitching.  The stamps I cut felt all about energy and movement and so I pulled out this piece I worked on with my love for French knots and realized the same feelings I have for this piece will work on my gelli printed background.  It’s all about a fragment or an idea that wends it way through the work.  As I look at this linen piece again I am reminded of a migration of beasts in huge herds through familiar routes across vast spaces. A mapping of geography told in colors that always speak to me.  It could as easily be a mapping of ideas, words, stories that move across generations.  Contemplating movement in fiber.


  1. Ha! You saw a migration of beasts………i saw the flow of water………must have been the blue. lol. Thats alot of french knots! Gorgeous!

  2. Corrine, it looks fantastic-
    all those roads we take, -running here and there, in life– but alwayes meeting friends, on certain places , with whom we feel connected with, -like when we meet in different places in Blogland!! That is what I see and feel, “readinG” your wonderful stamps, and french knots 🙂
    HUGS to you dear friend.

  3. I see the sea too but that’s just me and the colours. It works beautifully and I like the idea of a fragment or idea wending its way.

  4. I see Alaskan landscapes and riverscapes… which could of course include a migration of caribou.
    What a big surprise to see your fabric stitching here today. I bet that’s a whole different kind of energy for your hands and thought process … or should I just say process as I know thought factors in but hovers in the background in your processing.
    It reminds me of seed bead work done in a quilterly freeform way.

  5. lyle baxter says:

    cool! love the colors and your way with the stamps! our friend lynne would say make a series! get it on paper as well! keep going

  6. Migration of animals…or huge schools of fish swimming in clear water. You have patience my friend. Those knots take much patience. I love cloth art.

  7. Marilyn J. Rock says:

    I can interpret these as paths – beautiful ones I’d love to take all of them! Love your french knots! Beautiful colors here! xxoo

  8. This is so beautiful in craftsmanship and design! I see the ebb and flow of every day, and you have made it look beautiful! It’s all in the way you look at it!

  9. Well all I can say is this is stunning, you crazy for french knots lady! Who knew all those were in you? Great stamp carving below.

  10. Stunning friend, I see the migration,but then somebody mentioned water and I see that too…heehee.I love your french knots and can see the love you placed in each and every one. xoxo

  11. Corrine, I LOVE THIS!!!! It is beautiful and I really like what you see in it. WOW, all those French Knots! You are amazing (oh, and OUTSTANDING)!!!! (wink wink) hahaha. ♥

  12. I know you don’t quilt, but with batting and backing this piece would be ooooh and aaaah-ed over at any quilt festival, and I would lead the chorus. It is so beautiful!

  13. Corrine this is gorgeous. Lovely colours and my favourite french knots.

    I was thinking of swarms of ants moving from one place to another en masse.

    It has such fabulous movement and vitality.

    Good to see you doing some fibre work.

  14. You have my respect- that’s a lot of french knots! Your colors are very “ocean” to me so that grabbed my attention and eyes. Then you’ve got such fluid movement. Grabbed again. Then you have rich texture. Grabbed again. Oh, this is starting to sound inappropriate…

  15. You move in mysterious and wonderful ways, Corrine !
    Beautiful !
    Happy Weekend !

  16. OMG!!!

    Okay, not only are the colors just amazing, lovely together, evocative, but the detail! This is yumm-ola.

  17. corrine, this is great. It’s funny- we must both have little boxes in our minds. I started an art quilt for that show, and i’m cutting up silk squares…
    I love the embroidery on here!

  18. Wow I love it …..I love french knots too very theraputic to stitch them ….x

  19. WOW dear Corrinne the is a fantastic piece, love all the french knots, all the little beasts walk together along the same route. Wish you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Anni

  20. You have a fantastic talent. It all has to do with gripping that needle. You are quite good at it!!

  21. i *DEFINITELY* see the movement, and yes, i was also put in mind of those sorts of maps that show migration of people or animals! mostly, i just think this is incredibly ♥BEAUTIFUL♥! (& i admire your committment to ALL of those french knots… which are not (knot) my favorite stitch!!!) 🙂

  22. Barbara Dunn says:

    I just love this style of fiber art, and the colors, so soothing.

  23. OMG this is so gorgeous! I love the organic movement of color, the square stopping/resting points….eddies of water, swirls of air, migration – all represented so beautifully. Finally catching up on my visits and you’ve been busy! I’ve been a cross stitcher for years and years and people often are amazed at the repetitive, nitsy work – I see you have an affinity for it as well. Somehow I never connected french knots to such pretty creating!

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