Els Mommers – Blooming
When last year, due to the sudden illness of my husband and hurricane Irma, we suddenly had to spend a forced stay of six months in the Netherlands, I did not have much material to be creative. At one point I started playing with used coffee pads on white fabrics and made a few small quilts out of it. For the BLOOMING theme I thought it would be fun to go back to this technique.
Used wet coffee pads are laid on white cotton fabric, sprayed with a turquoise paint and then let dry in the full sun to get beautiful structures. Dried pads are painted, padded and covered with acrylic wax and sewed onto the dried cotton background to get the idea of flowers. I cut some pieces out of the cotton and attached painted and shrunk tyvek underneath to get some texture. Flower stems and leaves are added and coloured with inktense pencil. Large parts are quilted with polyester yarn in bubble motif.
In order to brighten up a bit more, shiny open synthetic material has been added around the flowers as well as some Swarovski crystals. Finally some French knots are embroidered. The whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com