Carnival flavours is the name given to my first entry with Latitude Art-quilts. It measures 15 inches square.
I wanted my quilt to capture the flavour or essence of a carnival. Reflecting on my attendance at Dungog’s annual show a few months ago, I applied with thickened procion dyes on cotton fabric to let fly with imagery that emerged in my mind.
Music, activity, competition, colour, balloons, masks people wear, all seemed to emerge into a series of shapes on fabric.
Unusual for me, this quilt features a majority of hand stitching – mostly white to subdue the white background so the features stood out – well that was my intention, did it work?
I welcome your comments.
The mask was created using painted vlisofix fused onto silk organza, then hand-stitched with gold thread to add a little sparkle.
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Born in Adelaide, a Sydney dweller until 2012 when I moved to Dungog in New South Wales, Australia, I welcome any enquiries regarding quilts or textile art pieces that may interest you.
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