Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hand Painted Fabric in Marj Moore's Wall Hanging

Marj Moore's Wall Hanging using some Original Hand Painted Fabric
by Eileen Gidman, Textile Artist
A few days ago, late at night, I was reading my IPad in bed which is one of my new favorite things to do, when this popped up in an email from Marj Moore. Marj had purchased one of my hand painted fabrics at Quilt Canada. My half shut eyes popped open and I gave an exclamation. Here was proof of what I work for. I paint one of a kind fabrics so quilters can create their own unique textile pieces. Thank you Marj for being so thoughtful as to send me a photo.
 
Three things I really like about this piece is the inclusion of commercial fabrics as it shows that hand dyed pieces can be combined with other fabrics. Also, I like the movement that the different sized triangles give the piece and the quilting just enhances that, I think. Thirdly, I love the modern style with it's geometric shapes and off white neutral background.
 
On Monday, I was privileged to give a 2 hour interactive class on 'Colour Confidence for Quilters'.  Thanks Jan for inviting me. We talked about the difficulties in using white in a quilt which seems to be one of the tenants of the modern quilting style. In this wall hanging, off white is within the hand painted piece so it fits well as a neutral background.
 
We had an exciting time on Monday and in my mind, I am going over the things the Quilt Group shared about colour. In Sunday's post, I will attempt to summarize the highlights, so be sure to check back then.

5 comments:

Win Dinn said...

Doesn't your gorgeous fabric look wonderful in that fabulous wall hanging!

HollyM said...

You're right it is fun to see what someone can do with your creation. I love it!
Did you paint it with paints or dyes?

Eileen said...

Holly the fabric was painted with dyes. Pro ion fibre reactive dyes. I just received 12 yards of white fabric ready for dyeing. Lots of fun ahead.

Jaynie said...

I agree, I like what Marj has done with the fabric. Even with the strong geometric lines of the triangles and quilting I get the feeling of a river flowing from the hand dyes. Well done Marj.

Eileen said...

Yes, Jaynie I agree. With this cold weather, it makes me think of viewing a river through shattered ice.