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.