Chantal Guillermet – A
A for Ambiose
Visiting the city of Amboise and Clos Lucé – the last home of Leonardo da Vinci – I took pictures in the park where botanical reproductions were on display among vegetation. This is my inspiration.
During this summer I did some ecoprinting tests and decided to use one of them in my composition. This small branch is coming from my garden, but the print being too pale I decided to enhance it with inktense blocks. I chose my background from my hand dyed fabrics matching the colour with the inktense painting and appliqued my ecoprinted pannel in the middle.
From the original branch I made a stencil with freezer paper and used it to print the background fabric using metallic paints. I free motion quilted all my motifs with rayon thread.
The strings I used to make my ecoprinting bundles had left marks on the fabric, I used them as embroidery lines and also used running stitch around leaves.
The name “Amboise” is machine stitch and painted, the quilt is faced.