Genevieve Atkins' Profile
In 2007 I made my first silk quilt from used pieces of Japanese silk. These were 'bits' I'd bought at quilt and craft fairs. It's a quilt done in the 'Chinese coins' design. I then bought a couple of used silk haori (worn over a kimono), unpicked them and used the entire haori fabric lengths for my tramlines and backing of that quilt. That quilt sits on my couch in the lounge room, and somehow I manage to keep my very aged cat off it (it's okay, she prefers the flanel quilt).
I fell in love with kimono silks after viewing an exhibition of Japanese made quilts. The silk textures and designs continue to excite me. Most of the fabric I sell is from the 1960's and 1970's. It was a beautiful era in silk weaving and the quality of so many of these fabrics is hard to find in newly manufactured lengths of silk. Shibori fabric, specially knotted and dyed, is a particular favourite...
- Born on August 14
- Joined June 7, 2011