Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Curling practise

Still learning to curl.

As I’ve been working on the menial parts of the process and chores, my mind wanders. 
If I feel stiff and need to exercise, I think of working them abs in some curls. 
If I feel like sitting down at the piano or organ, I think of the chordal structure this technique will represent in my designs. 

Usually, the BGM (back ground music) in my head is Rigaudon by Andre Campre. Now, this is yet another piece of opera music that has been high-jacked into the organ repertoire. It was originally written for a ballet-opera. Now, you’ll hear it as a processional like is used for weddings and festivals. Think Pomp and Circumstance, Here Comes the Bride, you get my drift. Virgil Fox popularized an arrangement I’ve used often. Check out a recording on YouTube. The posting of Diane Bish starts out with an explanation of an organ in France. Talk about a workout!

Anyway, here’s a sample of the success I’ve had with my shuttles. The thread is quilting thread. I don’t really like working with thread that is soft and has such a halo, but the color is “piano keys” which is quite appropriate for my designs. Enjoy! 
Curled ring motif designed by Muskaan


  1. Looks like you are getting those curled rings down!! :)

    1. My concept calls for 4 layers. The question is, can you stack curled rings, or would 3 rings, the top one curled be the better plan?

  2. I like the idea of stacking curled rings ! Yes, I'm certain it can be done :-)