I am still making the connection between language, mark and stitch yet have made a huge leap in this work away from the tightness of pattern darning.
For me, the pattern darning was a direct association with the written word in that I used the length of words and syntax to create the pattern. I am now realising that the stitch has become its own discreet language. The simplicity of materials remains the same. I am returning to my use of print and inked marks and enjoying that much more.