Sunday, May 13, 2018

Grandmother's Garden Exhibition and workshops

I've  been lost in time and space .. and an exhibition and workshops to run in conjunction with it  :-)

I have been working with vintage (and not so vintage) embroidered cloth to create a hanging installation.   It has been a time of  contemplation and memories of my own grandmother.  She always set a table with an embroidered cloth or a damask cloth overlaid by a lace cloth if it was more formal occasion.

The title of my exhibition  is a play of words.   Most of you will know "grandmothers garden" as a quilting pattern using hexagon blocks.   The hanging 'flowers' are paper pieced - either single or pieced blocks.  Where I have come across a beautiful large applique as in the above photo I have cut it to resemble the pieced block. 

It has been a great experience.  I enjoy hand piecing and the time it allows for rumination and thoughts about where I can go/what I can do with the fabric stash I have at hand.

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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