(198 x 78cm 2006)
An eco-friendly holiday walking the Northumberland Coast inspired this quilt; giant hogweed provided the focus. I have tried to ‘stay on track’ working with selected images from my photographs and sketches. I set out to explore the qualities of the cloth; linen, silks and abaca tissue, within a restricted colour palette. This was achieved by using a variety of slub weaves, some dyed with tea and others with ‘black’ dye, resulting in an interesting mix of brown-black and blue- black.
Collaging layers enabled me to incorporate frayed raw edges and let the texture of the cloth take over.