I just want to show you my quilts for TexNet2,The Calendar: September:
Since rust-dying last month, this month I’ve tried dying with natural pigments, cochenille,madder, catechu, bluewood, yellowwood and turmenic.
The bright yellow is turmenic. I had hoped for brighter colours, but not this time. My problem is that I am not good at following precise recipies, I like a more random approach!
Last week I met with some friends for a little workshop, laminating. This is my result:
Last I want to show you my quilts for the Calender with Texnet2, August:
Thanks for reading, I hope you have enjoyed this.
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.
Our Textile Calender will be exhibited at Nadelwelt 20.-22. March. My contribution for the month May are:
«Why?» 32×32 cm.
Why do we see something and cannot forget it. Every May the Sakura will blossom amongst the beech hedges in Byparken in Bergen, and every year I would take a moment, admire and take pictures on my way to work.
The boat lies so quiet on the calm sea.
Next time The Calender will be exhibited is at the Biennale International d’art textile en Beaujolais in France in June.
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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….
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.
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.