Revisiting StitchingSeptember 7, 2020 by Linda A. Miller
The practice is to come back to the action—insert needle, loop yarn, pull through; breathe in, breathe out—without holding on to the promise of the finished object.~Jennifer Urban-Brown, excerpt “Zen Mind, Knitting Mind”
In 2018 I learned about Liz Kettle and her stitch meditations from Jane Dunnewold in the Creative Strength Training course I was taking (now in the 3rd year of CST as I write this). I have continued to play with these mini contemplations in myriad forms (sizes range about 5″x7″). They are a simple way to keep my creativity flowing using what I have on hand. In this unusual year of staying at home with lots of fits and starts of creative juices, they provide impetus to keep on making!
I have had questions about where to see more of the pieces that I’ve shown on my Facebook page. So, here are a selection. I will share more in the my next blog. Enjoy!
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