I’m writing this on the 5th August and Festival of Quilts starts next week on the 11th. Yes, thats today.
So as my work goes on display today at 10, so this blog post should publish at the same time.
Forgotten Women of the Land
Silk, cotton, paint, silk thread, printing ink, paper.
Batik, hand and machine stitch, printing.
Inspiration / artists statement:
The forgotten voices.
The forgotten hardships and pain.
10,000 men died on Flodden Battlefield.
Women of the land.
Forgotten in the history books.
It won’t be to everyones taste as a “quilt” or even as a fabric / mixed media hanging.
I really, really don’t let this affect me anymore.
Post lotus ink I have changed, with a very different view of the world and acquaintances.
Heading down the motorway to the NEC, stopping off at Hardwick Hall on the way.
After yesterdays indulgent cakes (boys and visitors top, my GF below) and the power tool themed day it feels a little surreal.
I’ll miss the garden whilst I’m away.
Happy 16th Birthday to my gorgeous boy!
Here he is at 2 hours old, a tiny 6lbs 3oz bundle of cuddles.
Crocosima – an unusual colour and shape in the garden and for that reason it works – its in the border in front of the Rambling Rector
Small taster for you, check back at 10am on the 11th, as the show opens a blog post will publish with full details.
The world has turned green
Great show of flowers this year.
Surprisingly turing pink, we don’t remember this from previous years.
Slowly growing along the fences, fighting the other plants for space.
Fabric from The Cloth House, hoping I might have time to call in again when I visit London on Saturday.
It’s cotton, block printed and Indigo dyed.
I’m modifying the Cleo dress pattern from Tina Givens, hopefully get it finished today.
In its second year is outstanding!
This year I planted some in a light pink, more magenta toned.
Lets hope its as successful.
Rabbit proof at least.