Sunday, 29 October 2017

Tin,oak alder and birch.

Liz,as usual, had been beavering away at new pieces.She likes a folk group called 'Show of Hands 'and these pieces relate to tin mining.Their music and her love of Cornwall combined in some stunning quilts.

For her' Crowd' piece Liz has chosen a small pot covered in oak leaves.This 'log cabin'  pieced quilt is made from fabrics dyed with oak leaves.She plans to add surface decoration of leaves and words.

More small pieces with naturally eco dyed cloth 

and beautifully hand stitched.

She had also been dyeing more cloth ,these I think,with Birch bark and an alum mordant. 

Not finished yet,she had collected oak galls and made ink from them to use to make marks on khaki paper for some books.

Then there was this which had been wrapped in a piece of corrugated ironing is beginning to have applied strips added.

We were interested to see these ceramic pieces,not made by Liz.

While in St Ives she happened across a pit firing on the beach.The pieces are buried with wire,copper etc.What results is a reaction of the clay ,heat and whatever it comes into contact.No two pieces are the same.

It's a little like the process of Eco -dyeing but with a different medium.

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