21.5” X 23 ”
Hand dyed cotton; Commercial textiles; Aluminum; Brass mesh; Various threads and metallic cord; Glass beads
Free motion embroidery and quilting; Sheer overlay; Couching; Bobbin stitching; Metal embossing; Hand beading
Taking a different approach from my typical style, it was a delight to play with thread in this detailed imagery. Nightmarish to behold, but this collection of beetles is indisputably beautiful. Using photos taken at a local insect museum and free motion stitching, I painstakingly recreated thread versions of a few wonderful specimens. The final addition of the life-like ladybug on the free motion stitched, stylized fern fronds added some whimsy and finished it all off!
National Juried Show , The Canadian Quilters Association Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2012
Received 1st Place award