Witch Hobble

Witch Hobble (or Hobblebush) is a small native shrub that grows in the understory of Northeastern hardwood forests.  It sports white clusters of very early spring blooms which ripen to bright purple-red berries in late summer.  The secondary vein structures in the leaves are unique and lend themselves to Kathy Loomis‘ technique for piecing very thin lines.

Check out Kathy’s tutorial if you’d like to see how it’s done.  If you’d like to see some of my process for this piece, go here.

Witch Hobble was made using hand-dyed cottons; pieced and appliqued (leaf edge), and measures 25″ x 25″.

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7 Responses to “Witch Hobble”


  1. 1 Colleen Kole September 8, 2010 at 5:25 am

    The stitching adds a whole other dimension to it ! This is just beautiful and needs a place of honor on your walls.

  2. 2 yasmin sabur September 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    This may be the most beautiful piece I have ever seen by followers of Nancy Crow’s techniques. You have done a masterful job.

  3. 3 sue September 10, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I’m speechless…….you are amazing.!!

  4. 4 Nellie Durand September 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

    WOW! This small piece has BIG impact. I love those textures. It makes me want to play.

  5. 5 Norma September 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Very impressive. I didn’t realize that it was all pieced when I first saw the picture. I can’t wait to see it in person.

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