Wednesday, 30 August 2017

a few interesting pieces from 2017 Festival of Quilts - 4

Some of the work in the Quilts Creation Section - 3D work and Wearable Art

Release the Kraken by Helen Dickson

Violin by Sue Trevor

Nellie by Pam Morris

Victorian Fusion by Kathy Knapp
I love the work this lady does.

Silvery Threads - Jackie Harvey

Monday, 28 August 2017

a few interesting pieces from 2017 Festival of Quilts - 3

One of the galleries of work that impressed me the most was the display of work by Diana Harrison. Just amazing!
I love the stitching on stone!
You can find images of her work in various places online, especially the work done for the Lost in Lace exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries in 2011.
I am only showing a few photos that are giving me inspiration such as the spent discs from a sanding machine whose colour is taken into the work beside it.

Or the empty boxes which inform shape of larger pieces displayed around the gallery.
and again unique hanging methods and displays have caught my eye.
Pins and tiny bulldog clips

In a similar vein, I loved this work called Making Time by Sheila Beer, which was part of the exhibition gallery A Matter of Time.
Small components stitched on paper and fabric one at a time and then added together.

Putting these into my head to percolate around with other ideas to see where they come out sometime down the line!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

The beads are still going on...20-26 August

Week 34 - 2017








Saturday, 26 August 2017

Something on Saturday

Cow - 33

After showing the Jersey heifers last Saturday, I remembered I had a postcard with a Jersey cow and her calf. I have had it absolute ages. The tatty edges are because I keep it in one of those acrylic free standing photo frames and the postcard is a smidge to big for it.
The artist is Gay Sagar-Fenton, a Cornwall artist who died in 2012. Perhaps I bought it about 20 odd years ago when we visited Cornwall?

Friday, 25 August 2017

a few interesting pieces from 2017 Festival of Quilts - 2

I have been working on a project with a deadline, so by the time evening comes, I am too tired to blog. But... I wanted to show some more photos of the Festival of Quilts.

I always like to see the galleries with work by ethnic groups or underprivileged from other countries.

One of the interesting galleries was that of work from people of the Sakha or Yakutia Republic.

The gallery was called Patterns of Olonkho Land - some patchwork/quilts
traditional clothing
and horse decoration
The lady is playing the xomus, or khomus which is played like a 'jew's harp'. Wikipedia says it is the same. I know it sounds the same.

Another wonderful gallery of ethnic work was the work by mother and daughter from Tonga, Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies.
They paint with natural pigments onto Tapa bark cloth, telling stories of Tongan life with their art.
I had a wonderful conversation with Tui Emma Gillies about creativity.  She was very open with explaining the techniques which go into these wonderful works.
Tui's work takes the traditional techniques and creates more modern art with them.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

a few interesting pieces from 2017 Festival of Quilts - 1

A retrospective of Ineke Berlyn's (1956-2017) work. She passed away this year.

I loved these pieces. Not dresses, but quilt art. These were done between 2008 and 2010.

Notice the hangers!

Also, interesting work by Cherilyn Martin, who had stitched onto a variety of vintage fabrics adding old lace collars and other items. She used 'controlled rusting' for some of the lettering.

Vessels....lost and found #1,2,3,4,5

Again I was struck by the way the fabrics were hung.

Monday, 21 August 2017

70,273 quilts at FOQ

This was one of the 70,273 Project quilts which the Coxhoe Quilters (near Durham) entered into Festival of Quilts.
This group has been very active in the project, stitching together blocks sent to them and making them into quilts.

And here is another attempt at my long skinny. Which is better than I have managed here at home, but not good.
It was in a rather awkward place, so hard to get a point of view that the camera also appreciated! Or do I need a better camera?
But anyway, those who managed to find it had a visual story even if they didn't get one of the show guides with the statement printed.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

The beads are still going on...13-19 August

Week 33 - 2017