Sunday, 7 April 2013


Inner and outer....

Inspired by my previous stitching of a similar pot I stitched this piece, using a different shape this time.  I used  fabric from my naturally dyed pile. And, as for the stitches, kantha stitch is what I had in mind.

Begins with a simple outline... same stitch repeats....


"Your hand opens and closes, and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open
you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence
is in every small contraction and expansion,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
as bird wings.”

                                                                   ~ Rumi ~

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,



  1. how beautiful a piece of stitching this is and love the delicacy of the naturally dyed fabric, it flows perfectly,

  2. Gaia, I just LOVE the embroidery panels you come up with. The flowers and vines are all so beautiful every time. I'm curious to know how long it takes you to complete the embroidery of something this size. I really admire your work ;) Wendy

    1. Thank you, Wendy. This piece took about month and a half to complete.

  3. Your stitched piece looks wonderful Gaia!! I also really enjoyed Rumi's verse.

  4. I really like what you have done with your pieces of natural dyed fabric.