Eke Krug – Blooming
When I lived in Norway, springtime was the most surprising time of year. The winters are long, lots of snow and ice, and then, at the end of May, suddenly there was spring. It seems like all plants, grass and flowers are bursting out of the ground at the same time. Norway is always beautiful and I can’t say which season I love the best, but the blooming in springtime is like a miracle, colourful and full of new life.
So I tried to work it out in fabric. At the bottom is the earth, with all the food and little roots that make life possible. Then on top of that are all the leafs and flowers, growing and blooming, and a hint of flowers in the background.
Materials: monoprinted cotton, ice dyed silk, snowdyed cotton, manipulated batting, Tyvek, ribbons and threads
Technique: raw edge quilting, threadsketching, a little hand embroidery
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