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.

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!


  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!

  2. I love that time of the year when all the fruits are there. Indeed no reason to cook than :-)

  3. Another lovely yummy piece Elaine - we're still a bit behind you here in W Yorkshire - a few more weeks though...