How Obsessive Are You?

As much as I like this, I may never do another like it.  It’s small.  Definitely small for all the detailed embroidery on it.  It took forever and a day. I do find embroidering to be relaxing but unfortunately I can’t sit long without my RLS kicking in so I end up standing even to do embroidery, which is not as relaxing as sitting in the rocker like a Grammy should. In fact, it’s downright obsessive.  And while I have my own brand of OCD, this is not it. For one thing, I don’t like waiting so long for the end result.  I only have a few more stitches to be done with this and then I’ll face it immediately so that it doesn’t end up unfinished for life!

Lush Life wip
Lush Life is almost finished. The main fabric is sunprinted.  The sashing is shibori dyed. 

LL detail

Are you obsessive in your work?  Or, like me, do you prefer to work looser and faster?

6 thoughts on “How Obsessive Are You?

  1. My work always looks a little informal. I work very hard to make it that way. I have mainly worked in beads for the last twenty plus years. I rarely finish a piece in less than a month. I want it to look right. I really don’t care how long it takes.

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  2. I”m with you, Janis. I hate hand work. I especially feel that way after just finishing hand quilting a large rust-dyed piece that required hours and hours of hand work. But your piece is very nice, so hopefully in the end you’ll be glad you spent the time on it.


  3. Interesting thought. I visited the Frank Auerbach exhibition at Tate Britain recently and his work is awesome. Some of the paintings take years to do, but look like they have been thrown up in a few hours. It has made me begin to re-evaluate my own processes.

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