Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Persephone's Rug for the Underworld
Persephone's rug for the Underworld
This quilt has been a bit slow in the making- i had all the bits of cloth I wanted to use but somehow could not strike a balance. Then this morning on my walk I had an ah ha! moment. There is a creeper fern that growns in some parts of the dense undergrowth- it has very fine fronds that are quite stiff to touch ( so good printing material). For some reason I always think of ferns as some kind of underworld thing. I remember when we first came to Australia we could not believe all the bracken and ferns that grew in the bush in Bonegilla- ferns is not something you see much of in the Netherlands. Ergo I always associate ferns with the underworld because from Europe ,Australia is kind of under the world- well on the other side anyway. So i thought what if I printed some of the fern leaves and then the stripey dyed fabric could be the underworld and so this is Persephone's Rug for the Underworld- which I am sending to the top part of the world for an exhibition.Now to the quilting!
Some of you will have noticed that I have a site meter on my blog- it's been interesting seeing who visits( not that you are identified, but the country of the server is indicated sometimes as well as the time zone). So since being back people from Germany, France, Belgium,The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Slovakia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Switzerland,Italy, Spain the United States, Canada , Argentina, Russia, India, Guam, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand and some more that I cannot recall have visited the blog. I must admit to being a little intrigued as to whom these people are and how they are finding the blog. So please if you have a moment, I would love to know.,