Friday, July 12, 2013

Black and White Stripes No 2 - Textile Art Wall Hanging

 I have just finished sewing my latest wall hanging. This one was made by cutting and piecing strips of black, white and cream fabric (including new and repurposed fabrics). The long stripy strips were then cut into squares.

Some of the squares were cut and resewn into new squares with stripes at right angles. The resulting twelve squares were arranged into a pleasing configuration before being sewn together.

Then the piece was layered with thin cotton wadding and a backing before being hand quilted with cotton threads in ecru and black.

 Detail of the reverse

Finally a hanging sleeve, wooden dowel and a card label are added to the reverse.

Reverse of piece showing hanging sleeve

My inspiration for the piece was the work of the Gees Bend quilters, whose amazing quilts are like modernist art.

Black and White Stripes #2 is available for sale in my Etsy shop, priced at £60 + shipping.
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