Sunday, October 18, 2015

Leaning Sycamores Chapters 4 , 5, & 6

I thought a two-tone thread would look nice--like those black-and-gold caterpillars we find this time of year--so I chose black linen thread and gold silk thread, which constantly twisted as I ineptly tried to join the two curved pieces of bark. The "S" shape means the piercings for the inner curves must be closer together than the holes for the outer curves, which makes it harder to keep track of the pairs. I intended the "leaning S" as a play on the book's title, but to be honest the "S" more accurately stands for Stubborn (I refused to quit).

1 comment:

  1. The "S" curve can also refer to the meandering path carved by older rivers, such as the Potomac. A meander forms when moving water in a stream erodes the outer banks and widens its valley, and the inner part of the river has less energy and deposits silt.