a map of hyper-space

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Category: ‘broidery

Pretty Patterns

Recently I had a look at ‘A Map of Hyper Space’ whicht has rather fallen behind with all the other grand projects I have in hand. The design process is all set up now, with a good supply of colours and a big pile of geometric patterns. Theoretically I could draw out the whole Map on graph paper and then read off the chart as all the patterns used on the map at counted. But that would be the heat death of the universe in terms of creativity.

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Anchor Colour Cards

I’ve acquired a lot of old embroidery cottons in my quest to finish A Map of Hyper-space. Some time in the mid 20th century anchor renumbered all its colours which makes comparisons a bit tricky, they also seem to be constantly tinkering with the colour range as well. But luckily… Read the rest of this entry »

A Map of Hyper – Space: an update

Finally here is a photo of the whole of my ‘broidery project.


Here you can see how much I’ve done and how much I’ve got left to do. As well as working on the blocks of pattern and diapers of colour I’m also adding more circles. Recently I’ve been adding ‘compass roses’ ahead of the wave front of solid work. But I’ve also planned out finishing all the blocks in rows alone and eleven.

At this rate it’ll be another decade before I finish this project.


The green blob in the middle is a Fibonacci Word Fractal. You can see more here. Some space filling patterns such as early black work embroidery have fractal like properties. So it’s not a total stretch to put in real orthogonal fractals in the work.

A Map of Hyper-space – an end in sight

Sitting and stitching and the brain wanders.

I have finished the bottom hem

I have finished the bottom hem

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