Hilary Hollingworth - artist

Nearing the end of Darn- a -Day

At last  my computer is updated so I am able to catch up with uploading the daily darns.
May June and July are now on the web site.
Though I am concerned that the Darn- a- Day page takes a long time to load I will look into this when I have finished and uploading  August. Up to date and just a few days to go before the year is finished and the final darned weave up on the site.

Up date 4 February 2017

January darns now up loaded on the Darn-a-Day page and I am working on February's.
The photography and up loading a whole month's darns has been time consuming though it is easier to set time aside to do. 
The task has helped be to give equal importance to my own stitched textile work and the demands of my day job and this can only be a good thing.

Daily Darn update

16 January 2016

2016  Now up to date as I have added darns up to the end of December. I have decided to try to upload the images of the darns each month at the end of the month. This seems to make sense as it is difficult fitting in time to put things on the web-site daily. Another problem is that taking the photographs during the winter, without the necessary equipment,  is difficult because of lack of  Winter light.
I decided that the only way was to put up the images however thy came out

Remember Remember

5 November 

Up to date at last. Can't promise that I can keep it up but as I said before I am managing to stitch each day. It is the photography and posting that is the difficulty.
I have had to find a larger box to keep the finished work in and it is only two months into the project. The September and October darns were mounted or worked on small canvases. November is teabag month.
Now back to stitching.

work in progress

Not quite up to date as I am waiting for suitable daylight to do the photography for 3rd and 4th November. more soon.

30 October post

Todays up date of darn a day has taken a time to do. I have been quite busy with preparation for the new MA course and getting all the paper work up to date.
I have commented before on how the samples are more easily done than the posting and another issue is that now there are 60 samples mounted on small canvases I need a bigger container to keep them in.

9 October 2016 update

I am still keeping up with the darns but not managing to be consistent with posting.
I am missing being in London at the Knitting and Stitching show but have to admit that that I would not have managed to do it as the start of term with a new course takes a lot of time. As always it is my own work that takes second place.
Though I do have plans and have made maquettes, croquis and started to sample on a larger scale. It is just finding a block of time to get on with it now.
For anyone who may be looking for me at Alexandra Palace I am sorry to miss you but I will be at Harrogate with the MA Creative Pattern Cutting students on our Post Graduate stand.

daily darn catch up.

A bit of a gap from the last daily darn images due to the time of year.
MA assessment quickly followed by enrolment of new group, plus meeting undergrad's and preparation for the start of term made finding time to upload difficult. Though all this makes the act of stitching everyday vitally important.
September is also a big month for family birthdays.
This month the common background for each darn has been the small canvas frame that each one has been worked onto or mounted on. I am going to try to vary the background each month, though there will be repeats.

Daily Darns

It is more than a week since the darn-a-day project began so here are more darns added to the darn-a-day page to keep up to date. 
Things at the day job,University of Huddersfieldare building up again for the start of the new academic year so posting the darns may become more spasmodic but I am looking forward to the new students and particularly the start of the MA Creative Pattern Cutting as I am the course leader. We also have fashion students starting on  MA Fashion and Textile Practice it is exciting to see the courses grow.

Why I stitch as I do

Today I have posted another darn and thought that I would let you know why I stitch as I do.
My 'darned obsession' began when I was five and my teacher looked at the elbow of my cardigan and said to another teacher 
"what a beautiful darn". I was so proud of my mother and enjoyed the reflected glory. After that I learned to darn and the rest you can guess.
I don't intend to post my daily darns every day but in batches about every week but thought that I would send a few more today.

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