Journal Quilts 2012
The 2012 Journal Quilt project looked at colour.
Each piece is A4 size, at least 80% containing the main colour –
four red, four yellow and four blue.
The first three in this series looked at microscope images.
'Sensitive Tint' – Luxullianite is a rock found in Luxullian, Cornwall. Illuminating it with polarized light under a microscope and crystals in the light path produces a purplish red colour – called “sensitive tint”. Silks and satins, appliqued and machine stitched.
'Camomile' –The design is taken from a cross section of a camomile flower seen under a microscope. It is appliqued and stitched with a flower stitcher attachment.
'Brain Stem' – This design is taken from a slide of human cerebellum x10 - applique and needle felted with machine stitching.
'Lichen in Red' – Digitally manipulated photograph printed on cotton with added paint and machine and hand stitching.
'Textures' – A sampler of textures made by manipulating fabric.
'High Flyer' – Manipulated photograph of office buildings on the Bristol docks,digitally printed on to recycled cotton and machine stitched.
'Cottage' – “The giant crows were circling over the cornfields below” Susan Hill. A view of my house from below in the valley. There are always crows circling the fields looking for food and chasing away buzzards. Reverse applique.
'Blue Corn' – Taken from an original collograph print, digitally printed and manipulated on to recycled cotton. Machine stitched.
'Calms Me Down' – “The feel of cotton sliding between my fingers calms me down.” Nancy Crow. Collograph print digitally printed and machine stitched.
'Bodrugan Hockney' – Swimming pool reflections – reverse applique technique.
'Winter' – A mixed media piece with painted calico background and collaged scrim and tissue paper. The digitally printed inset panel is hand stitched with a quotation by Edith Sitwell : “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. It is the time for home.”
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