Spirit Cloth. I've found her quilt weaving so inspiring and love the interactions she gets between layers of cloth and the stitching and embellishment she uses on it.
So often I find that after a time, my work falls into a rut and I end up creating the same type of thing over and over. The colors might vary, the theme and even the stitches, but again and again I return to what is comfortable. But now and then something inspires me to climb out of that comfortable rut and to try something new. To see the creative process in a new light, to think differently from the usual. The goal is not to copy someone else's work, but to then create something inspired by their work that is entirely one's own.
Inspired by Jude's work, I've embarked on my own bit of "spirit cloth". This bit of woven cloth is created from strips of linen torn from an old worn linen runner, part of which was so riddled with holes it was virtually unusable for anything at all, scraps of silk, some new linen and bits of lace from a bridal sample. With this grid in place, I can't wait to start stitching on it, adding tidbits of things to reflect where I am at this moment on the creative journey!