Margaret Horton – Elements – A Mariner’s tale
I struggled with this theme, mainly because I had too many ideas. Unfortunately, my first two attempts did not work out, onto No. 3.
The background is made up of sari silk strips, which have been bonded to a very lightweight background. The colourway chosen was to represent remoteness, a faraway place, where sailors may have stashed their treasurers and told tales of their exploits.
Machine embroidery in the foreground depicting treasurers to be found under the sea and a smuggler’s net with shells collected, which just may contain more treasurers within, a message or a pearl?
Simple, wavy quilting lines to be background and an oversized nautilus for good measure.
An element of romance telling ‘A Mariner’s Tale’.
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