Thursday, February 7, 2013

Arashi, pieced and quilted

Week Three of my on-line course requires us to dye some fabric using the arashi method of dye resist, and to use our dyed cotton to make an art quilt, 18" x 24".

At first I was planning to make an overwrought tablescape of spring flowers, but then I realized that the beauty of the markings on this shibori dyeing can be better appreciated with large, simple shapes, rather than being hacked into little bits. Though it looks simple, I found it quite challenging to work with such highly-patterned and highly-coloured cloth.

This piece will not be mounted on canvas like my cityscapes. It has been closely quilted, with parallel, diagonal lines, and finished with a facing.

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