2014 The Journey continues

Our experiences as a group over the last two years has help develop and inform our direction of travel - our first exhibition this year (Veldhoven October 2013) will be followed by two more in 2014; London in early April for the 2012 pieces and Beaujolais in Mid April for the 2013 series.

We move forward in 2014 maintaining the same size for our work (A3 30x42 cm or 12 x17 inches); after some discussion the group has determined that an open theme of 'The earth' will be the theme for this year. This will give us each the opportunity to interpret the theme in our own way to produce a series of six pieces, one every two months.


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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