Eke Krug – Re-arranged
25 becomes 23
Re-arranged, a subject that intrigues. What is the meaning, how to perform it, which way to go. These are the thoughts going through my mind with this subject. The first thing I decide is to create my own fabric. I take a white cotton and textile-paint in red, yellow and blue, and start with monoprinting the fabric. Nice colours and textures are coming alive. But it is not enough for my plans. There must be something like an eye-catcher, something that will pop-up in the quilt when it’s ready. With a water-resistant marker in black, I draw lines and some little circles. And with white textile-paint some marks in the black lines. Now the fabric has character and is ready for use.
Vliesofix is ironed on the backside of the fabric. And then the cutting begins. There is no plan, I don’t experiment, but start out of the blue, cutting the fabric in pieces. Four cuts makes five strips, and four cuts in the strips makes 25 pieces, all with a different size and shape. Now it is time to fuse them on a piece of white fabric. I don’t try to fit them to each other, the white fabric shows in between the shapes, sometimes the shapes are overlapping each other. When finished there are two pieces left unused, that gives me the title ’25 becomes 23′. With white sewing threads I surround each piece. And after that a little quilting in the primary colours, not too much, I like the ups and downs of the fabric so far. Black threads are hand-sewn along the black lines.
Materials: White cotton, textilepaint, markers, batting, sewingthreads in cotton, synthetic, viscose and silk
Technique: Monoprint, drawing, painting, machine and hand quilting
You can read about my process here ekeskleurdesign
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