Through the Lock Gates 2013
We spend a lot of time on the canals and I have hundreds of photos of the canals, the locks, the "furniture" around the locks and other items of interest. I really like many of the images I have saved but making them into a quilt has never happened before.
A while ago I painted bleach on some black fabric and it looked just like the wooden gates on many of the locks - so finally, I have made a quilt which is inspired by the canals. The rusted strip represents the gap between the gates, where the water leaks or gushes through.
Black fabric, bleached fabric and rusted fabric. The fabrics have been improvisionally pieced and then quilted by machine. I have managed to dove tail the abstract way I like to work with images that I love.
Looking forward to the exhibition - Chrisse
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