Carol's Quilting Adventures

30. Mar, 2021

I love to push my materials as far as I can and this is no exception. Some of the teabags have been dipped in ferrous sulphate to darken them and a range of momogamied papers and burnt teabag detritus litter the forest floor in this piece. anyone from Te Kuiti might notice the paper carry bag from the pharmacy that has been incorporated into the design. The whole is encased in tulle and extensively free machine quilted in a leaf design. Again this piece will be on display at the Waitomo Society of Arts display 9 and 10th April

30. Mar, 2021

My Egyptian princess was lots of fun to do and began with a compositional exercise and limited colour palette and stitches with a Sue Stone Community workshop for Textile.org. She needs to be blocked and mounted yet but I am relatively pleased with the outcome. The neck piece is made from two textured lengths of yarn fingure knitted together to provide a bit mor bulk

30. Mar, 2021

One of the things that Covid has engendered is a wide offering of programs on line. This beaded and textured piece, again in a smaller format is the result of an on line tutorial with Kate Tume (UK) who is a bead artist. It is stitched on dyed woolen fleece that was free machine stitched over sulvy and then embellished with a variety of beads. It will also be displayed at the Waitomo Society of Arts exhibition as a piece of framed modern embroidery

30. Mar, 2021

This small piece was entirely hand stitched onto a piece of an old drop cloth from my studio. It was made following an on line tutorial with Mandy Patullio. The flowers are organza encased hydrangeas to compliment the colours of the paint splodges on the cloth

30. Mar, 2021

With his bright blue turban and snowy white beard it is no wonder I was drawn to wanting to create this portrait artistically. It is collaged in layers of cotton with a cheesecloth bear - my firsr foray into cheesecloth as a portrait. I began with wire made glasses and then when I put my own glasses down on the work to go and get a coffee they sort of fitted so I found an old broken pair - the arm was off and decided to use these as the glasses for the construction. I placed the whole on an ethnic print I had sourced in Bali and then scribble figure of eight the background to knock it back and mute it from the actual portrait. This piece will be on display at the Waitomo Society of Arts Exhibition on 8th and 9th of April