23 March 2010

The reason behind the new motif.

The new motif that I showed yesterday will, or may, or even may not become a large project.  There's a degree of psychology behind a large project and one that I did about thirty years ago is how I 'manage' myself when contemplating one!


I start by telling myself that the 'thing' is going to be 'just a few motifs' - maybe a glass mat.  When that has been achieved I then tell myself that it could become a small placemat.  I usually think I could make a small placemat - no probs.

I think I should show one of the large projects that I'm talking about - it's the jacket below.  After I'd done the small placemat on this project I told myself it would make a lovely tray cloth (well, this was a loooong time ago when a tray cloth would've made a great gift for a grandma).  After that the next target was turning it into a coffee table cloth and so it progressed.  I always had a secret thought at the beginning that it was going to be a jacket but that was never ever spoken aloud.  


I didn't even have to commit to the jacket until the back was done and then it seemed as if it would be just a small step onwards to finish the whole thing.  I remember that I used to sit and make the black centres evening after evening and once I was bored with that would then make the white surrounds and join as I went along.  Those evenings the jacket grew fast!!!  

It's made in a sewing thread - polyester which actually came from the needle factory where they made the Aero shuttles.  My ex found it (and 2 shuttles) abandoned in a cupboard and so he released them into the world (namely my hands!).


I still use the same psychology on brain cell number 3 when tackling a 'maybe this will be a big project' idea and thus the motif that I showed yesterday becomes a 'big project' - one day!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Only one thing I can say .... WOW!
    This is amazing, and I can't imagine tackling something this size, and in sewing thread... well done. I am now wondering what might be coming next.

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  2. I clicked on it to see it up close and WoW, that is Beautiful, Jane. How long do you think it took to tat?

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  3. Gosh, Bonnie. That's really difficult to answer. It was a loooong time ago when I was slim and it fit me which it certainly doesn't now. That makes it over 20 years ago. The kids were youngish so maybe nearly 30 years ago and I was working full time so would do it to try and stay awake until bedtime. I suppose that probably two years on and off although if I'd 'sat at it' probably only a year. I'm guessing, I guess!!!!

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  4. That is stunning - you know, if you were to make it again in thicker thread, it would fit you!!!

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  5. Oh my. You did a wonderful job with the jacket. It is beautiful. So much work.
    Elizabeth

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  6. How chic it is!! Jane, it is a Beautiful jacket!! How delicate it looks too. Sewing thread? That must be equal to about a 160? Thanks for show the jacket.

    Yesterday's motif will look great however you decide to use it.

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  7. Hi Jane. Is there something going on with your pattern website. Someone emailed me and liked my Janey O Janey ornament that I made and is shown on my Nov.2009 blog entry. She wanted to know what the name of the pattern was so I went to look at your pattern site via the link shown under your example of patterns on your blog. I don't see any of the patterns there. So I am wondering what is up?
    Can you send me an email?

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  8. That is really beautiful!!!
    :) Ann

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  9. What can I say but WOW that is really stunning!

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  10. I'll never complain about my table runner again (well, hopefully not! LOL ) XXXX P

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  11. What did your therapist have to say about this peculiar form of entertainment, I wonder.... LOL!
    Great looking vest!
    Fox : )

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