I am still enjoying my photos from the Festival of Quilts, even though this is not exactly news anymore.
They have a competition category called Quilt Creations, where you may enter every quilty thing that is not exactly a quilt or a wall hanging. It can be clothing, wearable art or 3 dimensional pieces, which must have length, breadth and depth. This post will cover some of these.
The coat above was made by Marijke van Weltzen from The Netherlands, and was called “Once in a Blue Moon”. The inspiration is the story about the crane daughter: A girl who turned into a crane and secretly wove beautiful cloth, and who flew away when she was discovered.
This ensemble named “Citrinesque”, was made by Kathy Knapp from USA.
It was inspired by the citrine gemstone which has a beautiful yellow colour.
Using the knowledge gained from a class in faux taxidermy, she made this piece from old and new wool, net, lace, and other embellishments.
The artist writes: “Inspired by the extraordinary theatrical performance of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe from the early 20th century, this garment captures the art of modernism and the fun of the party!”
The artist had a new wood burning stove installed, and was told that she would be watching that more then the TV, – which she did. The flames licking the logs inspired this piece.
Circle of nine mystical Celtic Totems inspired by votive trees and stone circles found in Ancient Britain.
Linzi is also famous for her quilted Yurts (Mongolian dwellings).
Another coat, “Homage to Hundertwasser” made by Catherine Lawes. Inspired by Hundertwasser’s paintings and architecture.
This lovely creature was made by Claire Crouchley, and is called “Naiad”. It received a “Highly Commended”.
The artist says: “The doll was created with sequin scales and beaded embellishments, including seaweed and jewellery to reflect her vain nature. She sits on driftwood which is being slowly claimed by the marine life which surrounds her”.
The bowl is made of organza layered between soluble stabilizers and is free motion thread painted to illustrate the action of water when an object or raindrop falls into the water.
An old teak bench, covered in fabric using weather proof glue and lacquer.
The artist’s interpretation of a game that is very popular in India.
Lovely free machine embroidery on felted fabric. Beautiful colours.
The artist says: “The quilt monster is a beast with a fickle permanence. Its presence only captured in the blink of an eye. Yet, it is always there, under the bed or wrapped tight around you”.
The one above, along with the two other “Bedtime Monsters”, and many other outfits were shown at the “Fashion Show” on the Friday night during the Festival. Some of the outfits were also in the competition, like the one above, but not all of them.
Below are some photos taken during the Fashion Show. The photo quality varies as I was sitting near the back, the models were moving, and the lighting varied across the stage. I did not take notes during the show, so I have not got the names of the various makers.
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