Monday, 17 September 2012

Pojagi preparations

Those of you who read Six and Friends and follow my blog will know that the Orientation exhibition is now open at Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch and that one of my pieces is based on the Korean technique of Pojagi, traditionally used to make wrapping cloths. My piece, The Teahouse, was inspired by a building I had seen at the V & A designed by Terunobu Fujimore. It is displayed suspended in front of a blind covered window so as the light changes throughout the day it casts different shadows across it.
On Friday 21 September I am teaching a workshop on this technique at Forge Mill and I have been busy dyeing a collection of fabrics for the students to use. I have used cotton organdie which has a lovely crisp finish and works beautifully for this technique.
I love the washing line looking like this!
There are a couple of places still available so if you are free and would like to spend a day learning a new technique then please contact Forge Mill
Today the Midlands Contemporary quilt Group, Stitching in the Middle met up at Bromsgrove Rugby Club. We are working towards an exhibition based on Midlands architecture. There are some exciting ideas starting to come together. It is always interesting to see what inspires other people.
I'm working with an idea that I have used for one of my Journal quilts which was inspired by a broken window in a disused building that I photographed when walking along a newly opened stretch of the canal in Droitwich.
This is the finished Journal quilt. I drew the window onto dyed fabric with soy wax and a tjanting then overdyed it.
I now intend to develop this idea to make a larger piece for the exhibition which will open next year at The Weavers Gallery, Ledbury in late spring.
We had a special treat at lunchtime as it was Hilary Beattie's 'big' birthday yesterday so she brought along a delicious chocolate cake for us to share. Happy Birthday Hilary!
Dixter came too!
Thank you for reading and speak to you soon.


  1. Washing line looks good enough to eat! And the cake definitly was. The exhibition next yaer is definitely goign to be very interesting with some really diverse work ... I love those windows Edwina. Dixter did not get cake, but he did get a lovely bonio from Jenny, so he had a great time too! - Hilary x

  2. Gorgeous coloured fabrics, Edwina! The use of the window to back 'The Teahouse' is very effective!

  3. Interesting to see the real window behind that flour resist Edwina, looking forward to seeing the finished piece at some stage! BW Nicqui x