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.
Sunday, 18 November 2012
All my grand plans of having plenty of spare time while travelling in Ethiopia to work on my fifth piece went to pot. There was so much to do and very little down time - and especially during daylight hours! I did get this started while there - and almost finished - but not quite! My first piece that is all hand quilted. To be honest I'm not that pleased with it, I really did struggle to come up with ideas for the stitching. I prepared the quilt before leaving - the windows are made from Ethiopian 'Gabi' cloth a lovely soft handspun and woven cotton. The embellisments are odd bits of beads and, of course, Ethiopian crosses. The top one is from Lalibella - where the rock-hewn churches are - incredible! The other's I'm not sure! So - apologies for being so late. I hope to do better with my last piece. We have a show next week - and then nothing in the diary until next year. So all being well - some time to catch up.