Margaret Horton – Gathering Pace
For my second quilt for our 15 x 15 group, I have employed a new technique for me, which is discharging colour using bleach on a paintbrush. I have based my design on a whirlpool which gathers pace as it gains strength. Unfortunately, the bleach did not take out the black colour as much as I would have liked, first and second attempts were even worse, but I was pleased with the rhythm that the brush mark gave. To dramatise the effect of the whirlpool even further, I have applied painted bondaweb with copper foil and further embellished with black bugle beads. I think the viewer would find it difficult to associate this piece with the theme of ‘gathering’ without first reading my title.