As many of you may know a group of us are working towards an exhibition inspired by the Orient that will first be displayed in September 2012 at The Needle Museum in Redditch, Worcestershire. The artists making up the group 'Six and Friends' are Hilary Beattie, Ineke Berlyn, Laura Kemshall, Linda Kemshall, Catherine Nicholls, Annabel Rainbow, Stephanie Redfern, Marie Roper and myself and today we launched a new blog so that all of our followers can keep up to date with the progress we are making.
If you would like to take a look then follow the link www.sixandfriends.blogspot.com
I have had a few thoughts about how I might develop this theme and last week I made an indigo vat and dyed some gorgeous cotton organdie and some linen.
I have actually started stitching, experimenting with the Korean technique of bojagi or pojagi.
A pojagi is a Korean wrapping cloth that is usually hand pieced from scraps of fabric. Having searched the internet for information I discovered many pieces that were made from sheer fabrics so that the seams played an important part in the design. I rather like this idea so here is my first attempt.
Those of you who visited Festival of Quilts in Birmingham a few years ago may remember a beautiful exhibition of work made in this way.
I have also started to think about the last four journal quilts that I need to design and make. They each have to have at least one button on them so keeping with my stripy theme I am going to use these two stripy shirts that I have been given.
Now if I remember correctly quilts made from sections of clothing are called Waggas in Australia. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
All for now