Sunday, 18 September 2011

Inspired, Influenced, Informed Indigo Seas

 Perhaps because I've been stitching on indigo all weekend as part of International Quilt Challenge ( sore fingers but I'm fallen in love all over again with hand stitching with 'mystique' cotton perle thread) but I felt the need to raid my indigo stash and start to build a seascape. Hope to get it assembled before going to Weymouth so I can stitch it in situ!! Still a lot of work to do on the bottom half beneath what's above but for my eyes only at the moment.
 Partly inspired by the fabrics themselves ( especially the ones I  dyed at Summer School last year) , mainly by the patterns created when cutting curves into striped/shibori  as in these journal quilts.

 Influenced also by previous indigo seascapes such as 'Serifos Storm'and informed by recent paintings of the sea at Slapton in acrylics.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Fascinating work Mags.

Annabel said...

Well,I can only say wow. Just wow, on all fronts!

sandra wyman said...

Roll on Friday - looking forward to seeing the completed piece!

Els said...

Beautiful indigo pieces!!!

Anne B said...

Oh Mags. These are so exciting.

Judy Martin said...

This looks fantastic.

Alex said...

Love these sea images - the indigo is just perfect.

Lizzie said...

When are you coming to Weymouth???? I live there>!!!