Minimal Quilted Tapestry - Large
Approximately 14" square
cotton and linen hand-dyed with turmeric
My making-background is rooted in textiles, with a particular historical and material interest in American quilting and Japanese boro.
This piece was created in early quarantine. During the first couple of months of sheltering in place I was using fabric remnants and an old stash of threads.
The linen and cotton used on the front and back of this are hand-dyed using turmeric. The ball is created by bundling all of the cuttings and remnant strands of thread....these have shown up in other embroideries and I refer to them as "chaos orbs."
more about the work:
Sewing is a way to tap into ancient craft practices – moving the needle slowly by hand, through and over the material, in and out, up and down.
With that physicality in mind, the pieces ultimately act as a metaphor for the esoteric missive “As above So below,” providing a safe space between the imagined (a world we want) and the living world (both rewarding and at times, challenging).