Greetje Hein – Country – Literature
Inspiration: Iceland is famous for her sagas and legends. Many stories are about the “Huldufolk”; the hidden people.
Icelandic people tell each other a lot of stories. Most stories are told from generation to generation. Famous are the fairies, sagas and legends about elves, trolls and the people who live under the ground, the Huldufolk. Mostly with a hidden warning. Nobody has ever seen them, but almost every Icelander thinks they exist.
It happens when they are building a road sometimes inexplicable accidents happen. A detour is planned, because the Huldufolk lives there and you can’t disturb them.
In my quilt you see a glimpse of the world of the Huldufolk palace.
I dyed a piece of bedlinen my mother embroidered over 40 years ago to create the palace. The doors are first quilted and after painted with acrylic paint. The palace is surrounded with black velour de panne, quilted with leaves. The foreground is created with several pieces of Tyvek. The palace has a quilted vaulted ceiling with hanging flowers all over the place. The people are first stitched and colored with intense pencils.