The journey continues 2015
We go forward as a group into our fourth year with the challenges of working our pieces in series at A2 size. The working theme for this year is 'Nature Abstracted'; we will be producing one piece of work every three months, four in total over the year.
As an added challenge this year a number of the group are preparing additional work for a group exhibit at the Taiwan International Show in 2016.
Our work from 2013 was exhibited at the ICHF Show in March at the NEC Birmingham and our 2014 work is travelling to Minnesota in the USA as a special exhibit.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015
Continuing my theme in this series of work I am looking at the elements that the craftspeople of Ghana take from nature and use in their processes to produce wonderful items.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
I had dyed two largish pieces of fabric but neither was really close to my vision but one piece came out nicely: one end being blue, and the other green. Really fern green to me. I ironed fusible webbing to the green piece and, after drawing a few guiding lines, I started to cut it freehand. After ironing it on the blue end of the fabric, I quilted it in place, and then added more quilting in contrasting colours in between the strips. Finally, I used a bit of yellow shiva to highlight a few areas.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Thursday, 24 September 2015
For this piece I used the same fabrics I used for the butterfly and for the chrysalis. I also used some of my hand-dyed silk for the twig upon which the caterpillar is balancing. I used fusible applique for each of the fabric pieces and then machine stitched each pieces into place and free motion quilted. I like the way this caterpillar stands out against the "blue sky" background".