I just want to show you my quilts for TexNet2,The Calendar: September:
Our exhibition Calender is shown in Villefranche-sur -Saone these days. This month I give you my works for June:
Sun and summer
Lying in the grass, looking up on the sky and sun filtered through the grass.
The Calender is unlikely to appear until next spring.
It is finally spring although it was snowing yesterday. Luckilly it melted as soon as it fell down. But there is still frost in the ground, the crocuses gives me hope for warmer weather though. These two white beauties surprises me every year.
And these purple with the saffron stamen:
I say no more…
May is approaching and the Calender will be exhibited again. My quilts for the Calender of April are:
The boat is so quiet
Proud in its silence
These words make me think about the Viking grave-mounds and their contet.
And my second entry:
Easter is here, hopefully it will get warmer and soon my garden will be filled with colours like this, giving me new inspiration!
The Calender is going to be exhibited at Nadelwelt, Karlsruhe in Germany, in May and at the Biennale International d’art textile en Beaujolais in France in June.
Until next time….
It’s nearly 6 months since my last entry, and most of this time I have been clearing my old house, packing everything in boxes, moved to Tonsberg, and unpacked everything again.
So yesterday, I needed to do something creative again. I took an old sheet, wrapped it around some old tools i have inherited from my father, poured over about 3 litres of tea of various kinds, wrapped it in plastic and left it in the garden overnight.
Just now the piece is in the washing machine, hopefully the marks will survive. I don’t know if I want to keep it as a wholecloth or cut it in smaller pieces. Time will show.
I scanned the pages of my paper books, played with some of the pages in Photoshop, and printed on TAP paper the ones I wanted to use in my textile version. I then used Bondaweb to glue them to the backing of a piece of Gesso-painted cotton. This gave me the hold I needed for a zig-zag-book. To secure them further, because some of the pages went over the foldings, I stitched them with white tread. The quote I’ve used is from a poem by Jon Fosse. No deeper meaning, I just needed something to write.
Here are two more of my textile books for Ineke Berlyn’s course. I’ve had so much fun making them.
This first is my version of Book of Tea. Filled with quotes about tea, laces and stitching. With leather cover and closed with a key.
The next is «Welkome to my Garden»
The cover is made of balsa-wood, painted like a flower garden with a fence, made of those sticks you stir your coffe with. The fabrics are mostly snow-dyed, as well as the
thread I used for hand-stitching.
We have just revealed our new challenge on Latitudequilts, and this is my contribution. Our challenge this time is Art Deco.
Tulips are such elegant flowers, simple in shapes and in so many
wonderful colours. And since Art Deco is very simplified, it was a
perfect match for my personal challenge, tulips. Looking through images
from my garden, I settled on the one I used in an earlier challenge,
LOVE, and used it as a template for raw edge applique, with hand dyed
As a background, I used something that reminded me of
radioes from the 1930s, freehand cut and pieced commersial fabrics, on
top of pale green linen.
The quilting in the background is simply straight lines, the tulips are free hand machinequilted, with French knots.
I am also working on my last textile book with Ineke Berlyn, I’ll show you as soon as it is finished.
I have started on my next textile book for Ineke Berlyn’s workshop. Today I have painted with thickened Procion MX for the background fabric, and just now, I’m waiting for it to dry a bit before I print some more on it.
I have also on the line some pieces of fabric treated with BubbleJet solution for printing text for this book.
And while I was working, I also made another little piece,
with a bit more painting, just for fun. It may be useful some
I will keep you updated.
I have just finished my book 3 in Ineke Berlyn’s Art Textile Books. I used the circle as inspiration, it has 36 pages, rusted and bleached fabrics, cotton and linen, and mostly hand-quilted/embroidered. Here are pictures of some of the pages:
Thanks for dropping by.