Monday, June 7, 2010

In All Its Glory

I thought I would share this piece, In All Its Glory. It was first exhibited at the Grand National Quilt Exhibition, Ontario, Canada. This textile piece represents a small part of the Newfoundland coastline. The rocks are made from bits and pieces of silk which are hand appliqued to the background. I take lots of photos of rocks, play around with the images, and then print them onto white silk. Enlarging a rock often produces interesting results. I will then cut this up to make rocks for the picture. For this image, I also used commercial green cotton which I cut in short strips and pulled some of the threads to make a fringe. Snipping the fringe makes the grass lengths irregular. The lupines were stitched free motion on the sewing machine, stiffened with fabric stiffener, and stitched in place.


  1. Beautiful! I'd love to see it in person! I'm in St. John's for the summer... is it on exhibit in the rooms or anything? It really should be :)

  2. Thanks,Mandy. It's on a wall in my house. I couldn't part with it. Check out the member's exhibit at Devon House this summer for my piece, View From The Rooms.