About:
Silvie Kilgallon is a conceptual artist working chiefly in embroidery and ceramics. Currently she is engaged in a project to translate all twenty-four books of the Iliad. This blog is the documentation of her progress through the project.

2nd August 2013

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Day 75.

Day 75.

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1st August 2013

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Day 74.

Day 74.

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25th July 2013

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Day 73.

Day 73.

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24th July 2013

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theclassicistblog:

Day 72.

I took a few days off because I need to buy more thread and needles, an because of our minor heat wave. I do not function well in heat.

theclassicistblog:

Day 72.

I took a few days off because I need to buy more thread and needles, an because of our minor heat wave. I do not function well in heat.

Tagged: stitched iliadhomerclassicsepicpoetryancient greektranslationcolourembroiderysewingartcraft72book 2artists on tumblrSilvie Kilgallon

16th July 2013

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Omicron troubles

As you may recall when I posted about it before, Anchor have changed the dye lot for their red 19 colour. It is visibly different, and useless to me.

And it’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to find the old one, and I reckon I need at least 12 more skeins.

So, here’s the deal, if you have an old anchor 19 skein (or even part of a skein), I will trade you.

Send me your anchor thread and I will, in return, send you either:
- a thread of your choice that you want, or:
- an embroidered small quote from a book, on a small swatch of fabric, as if from a fortune cookie.

I am desperate for this thread, so please reblog/signal boost, and message me if you think you have the old colour.

How do you know if you have the old colour? Chances are if you bought it over 6 months ago, it’s the one I need. Anchor also recently changed the style of their logo as printed on the skein, all the new due lots have the new logo, so if you have the old logo, there’s a greater chance it’s the one I need.

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10th July 2013

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Day 71. The very bottom stitch is a gamma on line 435, which is *just about* the half way point. So I should be done with this one by day 142! 

I really need to work faster.

Day 71. The very bottom stitch is a gamma on line 435, which is *just about* the half way point. So I should be done with this one by day 142!

I really need to work faster.

Tagged: stitched iliadhomerepicpoetryclassicsancient greektranslationcolourembroiderysewingartcraft71book 2

9th July 2013

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Day 70.

Day 70.

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8th July 2013

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Day 69.

Day 69.

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7th July 2013

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Day 68.

I’ve finally figured out what exactly the problem is with the lack of notifications I get for this blog, but I have no idea how to solve it, so continued apologies if anyone asks/replies etc. and I don’t see it.

Day 68.

I’ve finally figured out what exactly the problem is with the lack of notifications I get for this blog, but I have no idea how to solve it, so continued apologies if anyone asks/replies etc. and I don’t see it.

Tagged: stitched iliadhomerepicpoetryclassicsancient greektranslationembroiderysewingcolourartcraft68book 2

3rd July 2013

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Omega on line 400. Still not even half way through book II. Did I mention it was the longest book in the Iliad?

Omega on line 400. Still not even half way through book II. Did I mention it was the longest book in the Iliad?

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