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Journal Quilts & Other Pieces 2018

My Journal Quilt theme for 2018 is ‘White Cloud and other boat hulls’.

Yacht marinas are fascinating places all year round. White Cloud is our self-restored 1912 wooden yawl and is a fine sight in or out of the water. Maintenance of wooden boats is a continual challenge and so not surprising that they are becoming a rarer sight. For the enthusiasts, there is always painting and varnishing to be done to protect the hull. For the artist, the painted surface, often with stripes, sometimes degraded with exposure to the elements is a great source for colour and texture.

Journal Quilts 2018 are 9" x 7” Landscape format

To see more about our Yawl, White Cloud, please click here.

January
Boat Hull no.1

Silk fabrics manipulated by wool felt lamination, a wet felting process which gathers the cloth as the wool shrinks. Only water and soap are used. Layered and quilted.


 

February
Rusty Boat Hull.

White Cloud (1912) before restoration in 2007.
Felted wool and silk fibres, quilted with metallic thread.


March
Boat Hull no.3

The decking of wooden boats is traditionally canvas, cut in one piece; the most significant contribution I made to restoring White Cloud!
Dry dock boat hulls display paintwork with artful dribbles. For this boat hull, I painted a redundant artist canvas, sliced it up and stitched to backing and wadding, great fun.


 



 

Controlled Burning
40cm x 43cm

Felted sketch exploring different line and mark making techniques, in a class with Myra Hutton.

Controlled Burning describes the practice of burning back the bush to manage the woodland, promote healthy trees and reduce the impact of bushfires, widely used in outback Australia.

 

 

   
   
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