Monday, 13 May 2019

Hearts and oak.

Liz has had hearts touring the country for the last 18 months.She chose to commemorate the gardeners who worked in Heligan garden before serving in the First World War.

There were 1165 in total, one for each day of the war.

Liz's was number 39.

They raised £7000.

She also created a piece with one of Helen Birmingham's watch pieces .You can see a watch face in the top right.

She visits St Ives ,as it is a favourite haunt ,several times a year .These pieces Liz is holding are works in progress inspired by the colours in the rooftops, rocks and surroundings.

She has almost finished this piece based around a cherry tree.Additional stitch has been added to give more definition.

She is also curating an exhibition of Eco -dyeing for the Festival of Quilts which will include several well known textile artists who practice the technique.

Liz is creating pieces based on the Oak tree ,said to be the tree of the warrior.Each of the fabrics used will have been dyed with oak galls and just natural mordants.

One very busy lady !

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