Friday, July 28, 2017

Made in Europe II - Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL

MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL Elizabeth
Switzerland
VENUS

Detail
She  collects and dissects any object that suits her inspiration, be it vegetal, manufactured or industrial. She likes to explore new ways of using and combining those materials.
In some of her works, the thread is a guideline and the fabric becomes a support. By accumulating various materials, abstract figures are created that combine into a more complex design, not unlike a bas-relief.

Always searching for new colours, she  uses pasting, superimposition of fabrics and dyeing processes. This is probably one of the many singular aspects of her artwork.
She, also makes great use of photographs. She tries to capture the atmosphere and the emotions of a place, to later transcribe them in her drawings or her textile artwork. This way, her work can be seen as witnesses of nature, life and past times.

Seamless edges with superimposed layers of different fabrics.
Quilting machine

Antique cloth dyed with snow.

Old Cloth / Natural Oxidation


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Made in Europe II - Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL

MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL Elizabeth
Switzerland
OXYDATIO
Detail

She  collects and dissects any object that suits her inspiration, be it vegetal, manufactured or industrial. She likes to explore new ways of using and combining those materials.
In some of her works, the thread is a guideline and the fabric becomes a support. By accumulating various materials, abstract figures are created that combine into a more complex design, not unlike a bas-relief.
Always searching for new colours, she  uses pasting, superimposition of fabrics and dyeing processes. This is probably one of the many singular aspects of her artwork.
She, also makes great use of photographs. She tries to capture the atmosphere and the emotions of a place, to later transcribe them in her drawings or her textile artwork. This way, her work can be seen as witnesses of nature, life and past times.

Seamless edges with superimposed layers of different fabrics.Quilting machine

Oxidized buttercloth with added pomegranate fruit
Antique cloth dyed with snow.

Old Cloth / Natural Oxidation with Nails and Scrap



Made in Europe II - Heidi Drahota

Heidi Drahota
Germany
Detail
The Beautiful Appearance

Made in Europe for 'made in Bangladesh / Pakistan / Cambodia / ...'
To satisfy the taste of consumers in fashion give in the production many people their health and their lives.

Used Look - Abused Life

Open-edged collage, linocutting, printing, handmade paper of jeans, longarm gequilted

Woolen walkloden, recycled old jeans, silk, jeanspaper, cotton / polyester yarns




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Made in Europe - Fenella Davies

Detail
Fenella Davies
United Kingdom
Corinth Canal, Horizon

The Corinth Canal, Greece. Started by the Emperor Nero, finished in the 19th century. A different view of the horizon

Hand stitched, and assembled. Painted, collaged.

Coarse French cotton, lutrador, gesso, paint.





Friday, July 21, 2017

Echange linguistique en français - réunion Zoom informelle prévue pour tous nos membres parlant français

Language Connection: French - moderated by Gül Laporte



September 22, 2017 18h CEST / 12pm US EDT (GMT-4)

Do you speak French? And would you enjoy exploring the wonderful world of art quilts in French? This group removes the language barrier for French speakers and allows you to get the most of your SAQA benefits and opportunities.

Vous parlez français? Aimeriez-vous dans ce cas explorer le monde merveilleux de l’art quilt en français? Plus de barrière de la langue et grâce à ce groupe vous pourrez bénéficier au maximum des opportunités et des avantages que SAQA peut vous offrir. Pour plus d’infos cliquez ici »

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Made in Europe II - Kate Crossley

Kate Crossley
UK
Dreaming of Europe

Thoughts about Brexit, refugees and Europe.

Hand and machine stitching and quilting. Slashing. Applique.

Cotton. Silk. Linen. Felt. Bamboo batting.




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Made in Europe II - Stephanie Crwford

Stephanie Crawford
United Kingdom
Protest at the RCJ  (Made in Europe II)

The idea for this quilt came on the same walk that inspired my Made in Europe 1 piece. 

A friend and I had been to an exhibition at Tate Modern and were walking along The Strand, passing the Royal Courts of Justice.  Memories flooded back of when I worked in family law, before retirement, and would travel from Bristol to the RCJ in London most weeks.  Often, after court, I would leave the building and run into a protest of some kind or huge media attention for someone famous.  I still, occasionally, miss the buzz.

I love the building and the idea to represent it grew in my mind.
I visited again to take photographs.  You never actually see this view as, using artistic licence, I removed some obstacles and made free with the layout in order to achieve the perspective I wanted.

Detail
The outlines were drawn in pencil on white cotton and then freely stitched and finally painted.  I added appliqued pieces where appropriate.

White cotton, assorted threads and fabric paint.