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, 22 October 2013

Number 4

At last I have finished nr. 4 for 2013:

I think I must have been 3 or 4 years old when this picture was taken. I grew up in Johannesburg and we did not have many seaside holidays because of the distance. I made a flour paste screen of the photograph which I coloured with fabric paint after printing. I stitched the silhouette on the left and the ball  with free motion machine stitching. I have finished all my quilts in this series with rig-rag. I think it adds to the playfulness of the images.


  1. I agree with you, the zigzag gives it a playful look. Like the way you have the vague shape at the left side.

  2. I've been lucky enough to see the real thing! You can really get teh full effect of the silloutte then. Well done Laura. As you know I agree with Wil about the rick-rack - as we call it here!

  3. It reminds me of one of Lucie Mabel Atwell's figures that we had in the UK in the fifties! Remember those swimming costumes?! It looks a very happy quilt and I like the rick- rack, it's back in fashion now.