I thought I would show you a sneak preview of my second entry for Changing Threads.
I have been notified that it has also been accepted for the second round of judging so hopefully it will go through into the exhibition too.
I started work on this series in February 2011 after doing a Feltquilt workshop with India Flint. (To give credit where its due, it was she who suggested some of my pieces could work as prayer flags rather than being joined together to make a quilt)
I was stitching away when I heard the news on the radio that there had been another devastating earthquake in Christchurch.
I found that the simple act of stitching helped me deal with the grief and shock I was feeling at that time.
Other things took priority for my time and I had to put away the pieces I had completed.
When it came time to think about entries for Changing Threads, I decided to finish the series. In February this year it was time for them to go into the dyebath
In the universal language of colour, pink means unconditional love and compassion and as Griselinia leaves give pink prints that’s what I decided to use for these little prayer flags. The pieces were bundled with the leaves and then put into a Kowhia dye bath (which gives a beautiful pale green – the colour of the heart – perfect).