Monday, July 16, 2012

land(marks) earth pleiades

 this is my piece for the latest International Art Quilt Challenge:  it was my turn to choose the theme - land(marks).

this reflects two recurring themes in my work:  the landscape of Central Australia with its red dirt and dry riverbeds and the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters constellation. 
i needlefelted alpaca fleece from local breeders, Melrose Alpacas (thanks Fiona!) onto silk chiffon and then machine stitched with silk thread. It was eucalypt dyed and handstitched onto the black linen background with silk, perle 8 and stranded cotton.

it's 41x33cm

1 comment:

Kit Lang said...

lovely colour and such beautiful texture!