Friday, October 17, 2008

EDGE @ Out of the Blue



Right now for a shameless bit of promoting……
If you are or will be in Edinburgh during the next week then go to the Out of the Blue gallery in Dalmeny street and see some wonderful textile art and have some good food, Edge Textile Artists Scotland have got an exhibition there, there is some super work from members and a great variety so you should see something you like, the OotB have a café that sells delicious food so what more could you want…




I joined Edge last year after a year of waiting for the new committee to get organised, this is my first active participation in the group, I wanted to get to know other members but found most of the members leave all the work to the committee, who work very hard on behalf of the group, (I was very surprised and disappointed by this as I really believed in my innocence that there would be more active members of the group) still the committee members I worked with were all super people and the 2 other members who came to help, so that was where I was…..

now for shameless bragging, one of the 2 quilts I submitted was accepted for the exhibition, wow it is the first time I have work displayed in Scotland (apart from my home and the craft things I make) and it is in Scotland’s capital……I’m thrilled so forgive me…

This is the quilt Allium


and a close up detail so you can see some of the machine quilting and beading,


the quilt is squared up (it’s the photo that is off angle) I am a better quilter than photographer,
no I did not paint it, it was printed on my trusty Epson, a year before I made it I was in an internet group who played with a design project each month, an idea was put forward for us to work on, one month we had to do something with a photo with a shadow, I had just the photo taken a year or two earlier, I had a dry allium seed head in a vase when late evening sun caught it and produced a wonderful clear shadow on the wall behind, I had not long had a digital camera and it was so great to snap away and then see the piccies,
during the month of design I discovered hue and saturation in photoshop elements and I played and played and played, when I came to make the quilt I became more systematic in how much I changed the colours, I printed on silk as it produces a much more vibrant colour than cotton, I quilted this using the quilt as you go method, so much easier than trying to fight with a big quilt on a small domestic sewing machine, I enjoyed making this,
oh boy it's a while since I used blogger,

have a nice weekend

3 comments:

Jill from EK said...

Hi Frances, I love your allium quilt. It's beautiful, it would be lovely to see the original.

ambermoggie said...

that is gorgeous:)

Frances said...

thanks Jill, well Jill nip over to Edinburgh, if you go Saturday I will be there invigilating and it would be really great to meet you,

thanks amber

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