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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