A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Journal Quilt for April

For the first four months of 2010, I decided to explore texture for my JQ's. Last summer, while staying near Dunwich in Suffolk, I photographed some of the shallow cliffs, showing the exposed layers of strata.

This is my interpretation, which was built up on a layer of dyed wool felt, and embellished with wool roving, and strips and pieces of sheer and metallic fabrics and muslin. To finish, I hand stitched long vertical stitches in tapestry wool, and bound the edges with the discharge dyed backing fabric.