Too late now but before I forgot completely I did want to mention my visit to Cloth and Memory 2 at Salt Mills Saltaire. It's nearly 2 months ago when I had a day trip combining handing over some precious Lady's Slipper Orchid seedlings with seeing this exhibition. It had some of the same exhibiting artists as ' Bite Size' a couple of years ago but obviously on a completely different scale!!! The space, the 168m long spinning room, was amazing in itself and the way that the work was derived from its different qualities and memories was thought-provoking.
Masae Bamba ( who also made 'Black Water' for 'Bite Size'): a large scale 'sea' of indigo cloth printed with her daughters' first attempts at writing.
The peeling paint layers left on the walls were wonderful and I liked how Rachel Gray had referenced these, with several narrow brick-like works of layered, patched, embroidered, printed images from the archives local to Saltaire
You were encouraged to add your own memories of cloth - mine was photographed but didn't make it to the website.
My CQ Journal quilts this year have the theme of indigo, many of them assembled from scraps. I was thinking of my experiences at Saltaire when I was putting this one together: the crumpled indigo dyed strips of 'jemima' laid over dyed cotton wadding, slashed and peeled back to reveal underlying layers; the fine machine stitching using white polyneon thread(slightly shiny); the effect of clouds and rain.