Sheryl Meech – When East Meets West – Koru

Koru

To me Denim typifies the West.    Sashiko Quilting and Shibori dyeing the East.

Denim for the West, I took two different denim fabrics and dyed them using a Shibori method. I took some more of the two Denims and did some imitation Sashiko (using my sewing machine) I then pieced these with a Japanese print fabric.  Recut and resewed to create an interesting background. I felt I had to include something of my New Zealand culture in the piece.   I appliqued a Koru (a well know New Zealand design) over the piece.    I stenciled the other design using Lumiere paints and quilted around them to give them more emphasis.

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  1. This piece makes me smile. 🙂

  2. English quilter

    Lovely blending of East and West. The machine “Sashiko looks terrific. I did not know the name of the NZ symbol’

  3. An interesting mix of fabrics and techniques.

  4. Lovely work and interpretation of the theme.

  5. Great work using a lot of imagination.

  6. joanbrailsford

    Lovely interpretation of the theme. I like the mix of fabrics and symbols you have used. Your stitching works well in the overall design.

  7. Creating a background with denim was not so easy, I assume. Very nice how you mixed it. The NZ symbol and the stenciling make your quilt extra special.

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    The way you coloured and stitched the denim, put it together and make your symbol on top of it, everything is in good harmony, making it a nice piece to look at.

  9. Very inventive – and lovely to look at, too! You’ve captured the possibility that in art, at any rate, cultures can be woven together.

  10. A stunning piece, Sheryl, enhanced by the stitching and the colouring of the denim. Loved how you used the NZ koru design.

  11. Chantal Guillermet

    I like the contrast between the background and the curvy shapes on the top

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