I’ve finished The Moon remains, a piece I’ve made for the Festival of Quilts to be held at the NEC, BirminghamUK, from July 29 until August 1.
It’s 1m x 70cm, made from collaged mixed fabrics, some printed and painted using acrylic paints, some digitally printed, some plain commercial fabrics, and printed Khadi paper, on black felt. It’s densely quilted by machine with metallic thread. It took a while!
The felt is a wonderful surface to quilt, resulting in a great texture. I’ll be using this combination of materials again, undoubtedly.
It’s mounted on canvas as it’s embellished with some porcelain pieces.
The piece is based upon some words I’ve written.
The night bird steps
into the silvered day,
and stars prepare their
Through the lattice of
the Sun becomes invisible,
the Moon remains.
Below, the work in various stages, and finished, ending with some details of the finished piece.