Friday, January 13, 2017

Made in Europe - Khurshid

Khurshid Bamboat, UK - This Green and Pleasant Land

I challenged myself to use a restricted colour palette – this is the result. As a young child, I 'commuted' at least three times a year from 1951 to 1958 between Karachi and London and the cloth reminded me of what I used to see from the air.  To this day, flying over England still reminds me of those 'patchwork' fields.

Scraped background and then thickened dyes have been layered using brushes, credit card and sponges to give the required texture and interest.  Machine quilted and hand embellished.

Cotton fabric; machine threads of varying thicknesses and hand dyed cotton thread.

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