Colwell Cedars Retreat

      ~ merging awareness, creativity, and nature ~

Copyright 1999  Katherine Colwell

Hand Embroidered Book
Open:  8 1/2″ h x ~15″ w x ~4 12″ deep.
Each page:  8 12″ h x 5″ w.
Closed:  8 1/2″ h x 5″ w x 1/2″ thick.

          Silk on linen, with cotton, cyanotype (sunprint), ragboard, machine and hand sewing.
Stitching techniques:  split stitch and backstitch, and cyanotype printed cover/back.
          I created this embroidered book in early 1999, inspired by Philippians 4:11, in relation to decades of unidentified health problems.  Upon completing “Acceptance”, a possible diagnosis appeared.
          I created the aspen drawings on which the contour line images are based, on July 8, 1991, en plein air, on Grand Mesa, near Land’s End, in western Colorado.