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.
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:
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January has been filled with fabric dying. I signed in on Elizabeth Bartons’s Basic Dying for Quiltmakers. It had been a while since I last hand-dyed fabris, so I just thought to get a repetition. Well here are the result. First several graditions:
Then the colour-circle:
Then some neutrals:
And, since green is one part of my next challenge for Latitude quilts, I made a gradiation using Sage-green, and put some lace and scrims in as well:
Then, we got a lot of snow last week, and I decided to do some snow dying. I could not get the colours as bright as they are,
And, also here, I put in some lace and scrim:
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This year, I’ve decided to participate in Ineke Berlyn’s Art Textile books online. I like her workshops, I’ve learnt so much from them. So I have just finished my first scroll-book.
It is made of bits and pieces from my stash, sewn mostly with silk embrodery thread and embellished with lace and beads.
The outside is from my first ever try of dying in plastic bags, overdyed later with indigo, stencilled and thermofax printed:
And the inside is a mixture of hand dyed and comercial fabric scraps, and some of them were also stencilled and printed:
then I put on some old bits of lace:
and plenty of beads
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2015 is already more than a week old, I’ve used this first week to finish some Journalquilts from 2014:
First November, inspired by the art of Michael Morgan:
The colours were chosen because November can be rather dark and wet here in Bergen. Some close-ups:
December was made by a photo I took at Skarvhamran, Skjerstad, last summer. I made it in black and white, to give it a wintery look:
And some close-ups:
I am not satisfied with the edge of the hillside in the foreground, maybe I have to put on some Markal shadings there as well.
I have not made any resolutions for 2015, and working full time in NRK as well, I will just try to be as creative as posssible with the little time I have. But I have signed up for Ineke Berlyn’s Art textile books online. I love her online courses, they give me a chance to try something new