We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

To bee or not to be

To bee or not to be......

Been experimenting with screen printing, using some screens bought at the Festival of Quilts this summer. The plants have been over printed three times starting with a light greyish paint and getting darker, to give an idea of depth and shadowing. The bees were printed with a mix of black, copper and gold paint. The background was pieced with hand dyed and commercial cotton. The bees are outline quilted to make them more puffy and the plants were loosely quilted over the top. Straight line quilting in viscose threads for their shine in three colours for flattening the background.
Off to Houston next week so hope to come back with new ideas and inspiration!


  1. Liked the background piecing- worked very well with the screen printed images Elaine - the overprinting really does take your eye into the piece.

  2. Lovely Elaine- the background piecing really adds an extra dimension.