The group blog of twelve quiltmakers and textile artists scattered around the world in 8 countries and across four continents. Our aim is to create a small quilt every three months.
The theme is chosen by the members in turn.
Our website: www.12bythedozen.weebly.com
This colour study was made by blending silk organza, linen and sheer cottons on an embellishing machine. Some of the fabric was found on a recent visit to King Street Fabrics during our amazing trip to World Festival of Threads in Toronto and Oakville. Metallic stitching and beads were added before mounting onto gallery canvas. I have been thinking about a more reduced palette as our season of colour also fades from greens toward browns and silvers.This sample may be useful in relation to some large vessels that I have been attempting to construct.The first successful prototype is freestanding, built from1/4 inch industrial steampressed felt, then faced with embellished silk top, and beaded. They can be seen on the memory vessel page of my website.The threads of past endeavours have filtered through from my days of 3D work in ceramics and have now crept back into my work recently. I would like to see if it may be possible to evolve the concepts into more of a releif form which would simplify life in so many ways.