Monday, May 18, 2009

Time-Lapse Selvage Stash (Physics)

Lynne in New Hampshire sent three photos of her selvage stash. Above, see her stash as it looked in February. So neat and tidy.
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Below, in the March photo, you can see she's stocking up for a project. Super-Critical Mass!

Then Lynne made two pretty tote bags that you saw on this blog. She says she was eager to clean up after those projects, so she just stuffed her selvages back in the box (April photo, below).
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While that's true, according to the physics of selvage quilting her stash will never return to the neat state shown above, and she will never have a smaller selvage stash, no matter how many projects she does. Our knowledge of selvage physics is still in it's infancy, but these surprising principles are being verified every day. Does your experience agree with this?
Thanks, Lynne for your contribution to art and science.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Doesn't that "law of physics" apply to all stashes?

JoAnne said...

That has been my experience also. My selvage stash has taken on a life of its own. And now with a few friends saving for me, it's hopeless - I'll never use all of it!

blushing rose said...

I continue to be in awe of you gals & your stashes ... & moreso the creations you come up with. I am a captive audience ...
TTFN ~ Marydon

dee said...

selvage physics is an off-shoot of laundry physics. There's something going on in that pile that defies explanation. Perhaps leaving a light on would discourage growth? I think it's akin to reproduction of some, as yet undiscovered & weird, species. I'm sure that's what happened in my closet with the stash as well. Cue the Twilight Zone music....

Selvage Quilter said...

I think there's a connection between selvage stashes and those plants in the movie, "Jumanji" that took over the house then went outdoors!
Karen

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I agree with Mary, the "law of physics" does also apply to stashes :-)

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/