Chantal Guillermet – Water : By the riverside
When we live in a country where water is abundant we don’t always realize it can be different in other places and we take it for granted. Travelling in India made me aware of how, a single pot of water could be important ! I have chosen to represent shortage of water.
In Indian countryside these round pots are used to carry water. I have used one of my pictures where a pot was left empty in a garden surrounded by a handmade wooden fence.
Material – Fabrics : hand dyed cotton, silk, tulle; a selection of yarn, stitch and tear, ochers pigments, clear binder, acrylic paint. Rayone thread and wool yarn, hand dyed thread.
I have used stripped piecing for the water section, with layers of tulle on the top. For the background cotton muslin and silk chiffon are layered on the top of eachothers; to reproduce the wooden fence different yarns are appliquéd with a zigzag stitch. To make it easier I have used stitch and tear on the back.
The shape of the pot is fused on the top of the composition, free motion quilted and painted with ochres pigments and white acrylic paint.
I have used both hand and free motion quilting.
The quilt is faced.
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