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Ragged and Black

Ragged and Black

53 inches x 69.5 inches
135cm x 175cm

Ragged and Black is a lyric from a Joni Mitchell song. I like to work with a title right from the start when I’m making a quilt and these words seemed to fit my crow character perfectly. The original image was a painting I made using gouache and Indian ink on watercolour paper. The image was scanned and digitally printed on a wide format printer using fibre reactive dyes. I free motion quilted the printed, wholecloth image and added detail with fabric painting and digitally embroidered text.

£525
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Some Day I’ll Fly Away

Some Day I'll Fly Away

39.5 inches x 58.5 inches
100cm x 149cm

This is one of my favourite quilts! It started life as one of my gouache and Indian ink paintings on a box canvas. The painting was photographed and the image digitally printed onto cotton poplin fabric by Jamie at the Fingerprint studio. I free motion quilted the wholecloth print and added the text added using foam alphabet stamps. The digital print is so faithful to the original – it shows every brushmark and even the texture of the canvas surface! If you take a look at the detail images below you’ll see how much the painting was enlarged to become the quilt.

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The Messenger

The Messenger

58 inches x 39 inches
147cm x 99cm

This quilt was created by digitally printing an open spread page of my sketchbook. The original image was a gouache and Indian ink painting with stamped motifs using gold metallic acrylic paint. I carved the motif from a symbol I discovered on a vase at my local museum. I was intrigued by the shape of the symbol and I’m told it means longevity however, I used it as decorative pattern and wasn’t concerned that in printing I reversed the image!