Whitworth Art Gallery

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January is not the best month to have a birthday but when the weather is terrible it does give you the perfect excuse for a visit to one of my favourite places which is the Whitworth 

I hadn’t checked to see what was being exhibited so was very excited to see these quilted items on display as part of the ‘Beyond Borders’ exhibition which ‘explores South Asian textiles bringing together four artists working on issues around post-colonial identity, ruptured spaces, authenticity, displacement and belonging.’

I absolutely love this coat.
The information displayed with it was ‘Banyan 1760 – 1770 Cotton, hand painted and quilted. Mans garment worn indoors. Hand woven in India.’

To my surprise there were a couple of more recent quilts.

This is the Panchamahabhuta quilt (2014) and relates to a community-based organisation – Thotpot – in Mumbai, India who have revived the traditional quilt-making art known as Godhri or Godhari.

This one is by Risham Syed 2014

I loved the story behind it.

This piece ‘Seven Billion and One’ (2015) is a huge piece covering an entire wall and I really like it.

In total there are 108 screenprints on blackboard paint on newsprint although just 96 are on display.

Although I have seen it before, I couldn’t resist another look at the work of Barbara Brown.

I even love the staircase and this fabulous iron work, do you think I might have a problem? On second thoughts, don’t answer that!

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Rust Fabrics

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My latest Rust fabrics available to buy.




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My Stitched Resist Shibori

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My latest Shibori creations.

I have resisted the urge to spend time on stitched resists but think I might be hooked!

Have definitely fallen in love with this one which has already sparked an idea for another piece.

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More Journal Quilts 2017

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June

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August

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My Journal Quilts 2017 so far

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I have been a ‘lurker’ in the Quilters’ Guild Contemporary Group for quite a while and this year decided to join in with the Journal Quilts challenge.  Each quilt has to be 11″ square but you could choose your own theme and design.

I chose the Theme of ‘Colour’.

I wanted to use similar techniques but different colours, playing with the position of the square and starting point of the spiral.  The intention is that the set of 12 will hang together as a whole piece so the placement of the colours, square and quilting were part of the design.

Techniques: hand dyeing, fusible appliqué, spiral quilting

Here are mine so far…

January

February

March

April

May

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