Nurturing the Newborn, 2018
105cm x 162cm
Inspired by a photograph of a mother flamingo feeding her baby. Permission granted Daniel Zupac.
Wholecloth. Ice-dyed Radiance silk cotton mix.
Hand-guided free motion quilting on a longarm machine.
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Highly Commended in Art Quilts
Invited exhibition at Quiltokoping Sweden 2018
An abundance of interesting circles were created during ice-dyeing of this piece of Radiance using some Shibori-style techniques. The colours and shapes created in the fabric are my design guide and the circles became my starting point when stitching. Imagination focused on the possible creatures hidden within the fabric landscape and the design emerged layer by layer.