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.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Some of my Indigo tie dyeing reminded me of flower heads. This inspired me to create a flower arrangement. I used raw edge and needle turn applique. The grey iridescent tulle, high lighted with paint, was an ideal representation of a glass vase. The stems are hand made bias binding. The piece was machine quilted using variegated rayon thread and embellished with buttons and glass beads.


  1. Fascinating to see all the different patterns one can get from shibori dyeing. A really interesting idea Gretchen; the vase is perfect too.Look forward to seeing it in real life next April. Elaine.

  2. Great stuff Gretchen! The vase looks so real!

  3. I love the addition of the beads. The fabric is gorgeous and the beads give it that super classy punch! Your quilting is impeccable!