Caro Higgs – Series #3
3I have continued using the same motifs but I wanted to play with texture and push the boundaries. Using cotton wadding which was naturally dyed with walnuts I printed the larger circle motif and then densely quilted the background with a metallic thread to give ‘light’ points. Using a commercial brown fabric I printed the smaller circle motif with discharge paste and then cut out the central motif. The upper edges are intentionally raw, I didn’t want any stitching interfering with the clean lines of the shapes. Because I was working back to front I have added minimal stitching to the top layer, the idea is to have something which is almost hanging in space.
It has proved very difficult to photograph due to my use of dark colours, I wanted to create something the same but different, something which gave the impression of wear and tear, rough and smooth and not necessarily in the usual order.
Quilt in Series- Motifs
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