Friday, January 20, 2017

Made in Europe - Jette Clover

Jette Clover, Belgium - Monday Morning Conversation

I love words. They have shapes and sounds and they convey meaning. I was a journalist before I became an artist, and now stitching has become a new way of writing for me. Stitching resembles the rhythm of writing with a pen on paper - a slow, intimate process during which one becomes aware of the marking of time.

Screen printing, painting, flour paste printing, collage, hand- and machine stitching.

Cotton, organdy, cheese cloth.


Made in Europe - Maya Chaimovich

Maya Chaimovich, Israel - Tangled Shrubbery

It only took a few minutes to travel up the Mottarone mountain.It was cold outside, and we were surrounded by the forest. I tried to leave all my worries behind, and listen to the silent whispering of the grey trees.

Natural botanic dye and eco print I made.
Small pieces on interfacing fusible fabric.Free motion machine quilted.

Silk.wool,cotton,felt. Variegated cotton thread.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Made in Europe - Elizabeth B

Elizabeth Byrom, France -  Dinan Sous la Pluie

Dinan, a charming town in Brittany, France, is as beautiful in the rain as it is in sunlight. Luminescent colors, curved roof lines, and stone chimneys compel the artist to try to capture its essence.  In this quilt the scene is depicted with silks dyed lilac and blue violet with fiber reactive dyes.


Screen printing, mono printing, resists, fabrics dyed by the artist.

Silks, cotton, fusible web, variegated threads,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Made in Europe - Joke

Joke Buursma, Ireland - Ogham, Old Celtic Script II

This work is an abstract impression of the Ogham script.

Ogham, an ancient rune-like writing system, is carved in stones across Ireland and Britain. The Ogham script recorded the earliest Old Irish texts dating between the 3rd and the 6th century CE. Mostly they are genealogical inscriptions in the form of "X son of Y" on corners of large stone slabs. When inscribed on stones, Ogham is written vertically from bottom to top. The symbols are made up of single strokes, each one represented by one, two, three, four or five strokes.


Painting using oil sticks, machine and hand quilting.

Cotton fabrics, mainly self hand dyed; cotton wadding; cotton threads.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Made in Europe - Eszter

Eszter Bornemisza, Hungary - Ab Ovo

In 1996 I visited an art quilt exhibition in Lyon first time in my life. It was a revelation that started me experimenting with making contemporary quilts. This piece is a reflection on the twenty years of my quilting. I collaged some detail shots of my earlier pieces and combined them  with my recently created airy netted material.

Printing, painting, dyeing, layering, piecing, machine quilting.

Cotton, tissue paper, newspaper, threads.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Made in Europe - Khurshid

Khurshid Bamboat, UK - This Green and Pleasant Land

I challenged myself to use a restricted colour palette – this is the result. As a young child, I 'commuted' at least three times a year from 1951 to 1958 between Karachi and London and the cloth reminded me of what I used to see from the air.  To this day, flying over England still reminds me of those 'patchwork' fields.

Scraped background and then thickened dyes have been layered using brushes, credit card and sponges to give the required texture and interest.  Machine quilted and hand embellished.

Cotton fabric; machine threads of varying thicknesses and hand dyed cotton thread.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Elizabeth's Contributions to SAQA

Thank you, Elizabeth, for participating in SAQA Auctions. It is a nice way to donate to the SAQA funds which enable SAQA exhibitions to travel.

Mes participations aux auctions de SAQA
TRUNK SHOW 2017 : oeuvre  *grisaille*

BENEFIT AUCTION : oeuvre *couleurs neigeuses* vendue en faveur de SAQA - 2016

Je vous souhaite de très belles fêtes de fin d’année et joyeux Noël très belle année 2017.