Travelling on 2016.......

Travelling on..............

We move forward as a group into our fifth year with the challenges of working our pieces in series at A2 size. The working theme for this year is 'Treasures'; we will be producing four pieces in total over the year.

As an added challenge this year a number of the group have prepared work for a group exhibit at the Taiwan International Show in 2016.

Our main exhibition this year will be in Prague in April where the 'Nature Abstracted ' series will be shown; we hope these pieces will travel across the water for an exhibition in Minneapolis, USA in June.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

No need to cook


No need to cook - May 2014

The strawberry season is in full flow here in the south of France. The locally favoured and grown variety is the Gariguette, known for being smallish and full of sweet flavour.

I printed some cotton fabric in the colours I wanted, using my Gelli plate. Some of this fabric I used in the two sided border. The background was quilted with the words “gariguettes” and “fraises” (strawberries) and the large strawberry was fused before adding quilting and hand embroidery. The small strawberries were fused and machine quilted.

We have a punnet of Gariguettes waiting in the kitchen for tonight's dessert!




3 comments:

  1. OK...first of all, our trees aren't even budding here yet ;-(((( so I'm very jealous of your beautiful strawberries. But this piece reminds me of the wonderful smell and taste of strawberries. The colors are perfect for such a celebratory spring feast!

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  2. I love that time of the year when all the fruits are there. Indeed no reason to cook than :-)

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  3. Another lovely yummy piece Elaine - we're still a bit behind you here in W Yorkshire - a few more weeks though...

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