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, 6 January 2015
Apple Peel and Onion Rings
Apple Peel and Onion Rings December 2014
Close to the village is the mountainous area called the Cevennes made famous in Robert Louis Stevenson's book Travels with a Donkey 1879, a journey one can still make today. The Cevennes is famous for its chestnuts, and also for apple growing and the production of large sweet onions. Many of the local recipes are based on these ingredients.
Using a halved apple and onion I printed with fabric paint onto hand dyed cotton. These were than quilted, leaving a space for one to be only quilted.
I have really enjoyed making these six small quilts which feature produce from around our village in France. We have now sold our house there and are returning to live in England, so the quilts will be a momento of that time.