CRAZY LITTLE LOG CABIN QUILT - detail (2009): A free spirit, made from a variety of recycled textiles (old skirts, my daughter’s baby clothes, gifts from the closets of friends and relatives) and embellished with a great deal of stitching (running stitch and seed stitch); 13” x 17”.
ELEANOR’s DREAMS (2011): Part of my Pieces of Dreams series, this speaks of spring and spring flowers. It is made from recycled wool sweaters which I shrink in hot, soapy water, to make a thick wool felt; and it is embellished with many stitches and vintage buttons; 6” x 6”.
NOSTALGIA (2011): This is a cloth made by weaving many pieces of recycled textiles together. The pieces include scraps from several old skirts; vintage kimono silks, pieces of ribbons, the backing of an antique quilt, a piece of upholstery from my old couch, and a friend’s old shirt; it is quilted with an abundance of kantha (running) stitches; 10” x 10”.
SMALL BROWN RUG (2005): Felted wool made from old sweaters, this variation on a penny rug offers multiple squares instead of circles. Sixteen “diamonds in the square” are embellished with numerous wool stitches and topped with vintage vegetable ivory buttons, no two alike. Rich russet browns, backed with soft cotton flannel; 12” x 12”.