Organic slow stitch art quilt - Rust print & walnut ink eco dye

Tellulah

Have a question about the item? Send a message.

This seller usually responds within a few hours.

Organic slow stitch art quilt - Rust print & walnut ink eco dye

Message Seller

$150.00

Free shipping to United States
Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Handmade

Materials

cotton, vintage hanger, found object, metal, wood, eco dye, walnut ink, remnant, fragment, red thread, oxidation, rust, muslin

Inspired by the impression left on the Shroud of Turin, I set out to make this hand sewn art quilt reminiscent of ancient artifacts that have been painstakingly preserved. Every tattered edge tacked down, every tear mended but annotated, points plotted out topographically along the way. A piece of history. An artifact. A map.

Based on a piece of walnut dyed fabric, I very carefully stitched down this rusted and stained "remnant". This particular piece of fabric was dyed underground where it spent a month wrapped with various objects and nestled beneath a wet pile of leaves and dirt in my compost. The rusted spots and watermarks are a snapshot of what was happening in the compost pile at the time!

Hanging device - this vintage hanger was in my late mother's collection of oldies but goodies. The "Setwell" brand. Art quilt is completely removable, and can even be turned upside down, if you prefer!

Dimensions:
Tapestry alone - 26-1/2" tall X 9" wide
From hook to bottom of quilt - 31-1/2"
Hanger width - 13"

Date - Freshly finished, in February 2018

...

How I work in general - I go on sprees of making...jumping from one thing to another and relate them later down the road. I will spend weeks dying fabrics with homemade Missouri walnut ink or wrapping bundles of cotton with a variety of objects and burying them in my compost pile. After I extract them from the earth, I wash each piece several times. Patterns will emerge, faces appear and landscapes unfold.

Next, I stitch, applique, burn or paint...whatever needs to be done!

Trees, deserts and tornadoes are favorite themes and often, although I try to work abstractly, a tree, desert or tornado is what happens. In this piece, I see all three, as well as roots and bacteria in the soil.

What do you see? I'd love to know.

Please feel welcome to email with any other questions.
Inspired by the impression left on the Shroud of Turin, I set out to make this hand sewn art quilt reminiscent of ancient artifacts that have been painstakingly preserved. Every tattered edge tacked down, every tear mended but annotated, points plotted out topographically along the way. A piece of history. An artifact. A map.

Based on a piece of walnut dyed fabric, I very carefully stitched down this rusted and stained "remnant". This particular piece of fabric was dyed underground where it spent a month wrapped with various objects and nestled beneath a wet pile of leaves and dirt in my compost. The rusted spots and watermarks are a snapshot of what was happening in the compost pile at the time!

Hanging device - this vintage hanger was in my late mother's collection of oldies but goodies. The "Setwell" brand. Art quilt is completely removable, and can even be turned upside down, if you prefer!

Dimensions:
Tapestry alone - 26-1/2" tall X 9" wide
From hook to bottom of quilt - 31-1/2"
Hanger width - 13"

Date - Freshly finished, in February 2018

...

How I work in general - I go on sprees of making...jumping from one thing to another and relate them later down the road. I will spend weeks dying fabrics with homemade Missouri walnut ink or wrapping bundles of cotton with a variety of objects and burying them in my compost pile. After I extract them from the earth, I wash each piece several times. Patterns will emerge, faces appear and landscapes unfold.

Next, I stitch, applique, burn or paint...whatever needs to be done!

Trees, deserts and tornadoes are favorite themes and often, although I try to work abstractly, a tree, desert or tornado is what happens. In this piece, I see all three, as well as roots and bacteria in the soil.

What do you see? I'd love to know.

Please feel welcome to email with any other questions.

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–2 business days.
From Kansas City, MO
Free shipping to United States

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (27)