15 August 2016

Festival of Quilts 2016

A quick visit - here are a few of my favourite things. Apologies to some makers for having omitted, in the excitement and rush, of not being able to add a name to every quilt.
Pam Stallebrass uses - and explained - various printing processes, including cyanotype
Rosie James is part of Art Textiles: Made in Britain. Each artist had, on the outside of the stand, two pieces with their bio, and several pieces inside the stand -

Another of the group - Ineke Berlin

Louise Baldwin is yet another in Art Textiles: Made in Britain
Such a pleasure to look and look at Louise's work
Yellow quilts sing out to me -
From the European Quilt Triennial display
From the display of traditional quilts
Fine Art Quilt Masters  -
Part of the display, with an interesting compilation by Helen Parrott in the foreground
Interesting uses of text - written and printed (left) and stitched onto found fabric
(by Sara Impey, who has published a book on  text in textile art)
Another use of text, by Jette Clover
"Missing Gabriel" by Ann Smith
Explorations of the concept of "layers joined by stitch" by Julie Bunter
Re-use of lovely old linen, by Ingrid Press
Ingrid's little baskets charmed everyone
Claire Benn's subtly repurposed fabric
Claire's gallery was astonishing, with large, pared-back pieces
Susann Hermann used acrylic paint and clay paint to show the variety of possibilities of potato prints
"Castles in the air" by Susanne Klinke - interesting contrast
of fabrics perfectly serves her idea
"Edgy" quilts -
Marita Lappalainen 
Ingrid Press
Among the quilts from Japan and Korea, I loved this contrast -

A closer look at the optical dazzle - what spectacular piecing
So many "favourite" quilts ...
Every quilt tells a story - Linda Bilsborrow's "Somewhere to hide"
Work by the ever-evolving Elizabeth Brimelow
The demonstration of how kimono is worn (by Katie Chaplin of Japan Crafts) was fascinating. She showed and explained all the underpinnings. Being dressed in a ceremonial kimono, and having makeup and hair done, would take about four hours.
The importance of the collar
It's a three year apprenticeship to learn how to tie the obi properly!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing these - fascinating and food for thought! :)Robots can be good.......