Eke Krug – Horizon

Where do I begin?

It is already two years ago, that we moved back to the Netherlands from Norway. A very stressful period, a new beginning and not knowing what to expect. It was in that period that I made my quilt, Looking for new horizons and it was one in a series for the Fifteen by Fifteen group. When I look back at those two years, I see lots of things happening. My quilting comes in a flow, teaching is becoming a part of my life. New techniques and materials have to be explored because of the teaching, and there is no red line in what I am doing.

And then I have to teach an ecoprint workshop. I love ecoprinting and did it a lot in Norway, but in the Netherlands it seems I never have time for it, and when there is time, there are no leaves on the trees. So I started experimenting with leaves again, using fabric and paper and colour. And here is my new horizon, this is the way I want to go in my own work, experimenting with the possibilities of ecoprint and colour. This quilt is the first one in what I hope will be a long row…

Materials: Cotton and silk, mulberry bark, paper, Vliesofix, several yarns, metallic foil, 80/20 batting

Technique: Paper-fabric background, raw edge applique, machine and hand stitching

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  1. joanbrailsford

    I love the depth and texture you have created using your different techniques and materials. This is a beautiful piece with details that reveal themselves the closer that you look. Well done

  2. Very inviting, pleasing surface design. I really like all the texture you have composed in this piece. Well done!

  3. Love all the beautiful texture and colors you created with all the techniques. Can’t wait to see what else you will be experimenting with. Love it!

  4. Love the colours and the complex texture.

  5. This is a masterpiece Eke ! I love the texture you have created and the subtle colours you have chosen.

  6. I find it gorgeous! Composition, choice of colours and the texture created are perfect. Bravo Eke.

  7. Maryte Collard

    I can only add that I love the texture just like everybody else. You did such a wonderful job!

  8. studiociboulette

    Fabulous textures and colors. So much movement. Beautiful!

  9. Lovely colors and great textures! I like the handstitching accents.

  10. carolinehiggs

    Great: i love it, there is texture and movement, the colours are wonderful.

  11. Your new horizon looks very appealing. I am wondering where it will lead you. This piece is already very promising and beautiful.

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