Today's post is by Lisa Repsevicius of Perth WA. Enjoy following along with her as she shows you her process for making "Untitled".
I love working with recycled/repurposed fabrics (amongst others of course) and find a lot of my treasures in local Op Shops. What to make for the 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction? Well, I have a plentiful stash of unpicked parts of old jeans – the waistbands are my favourite! Once unpicked and pressed totally flat, this re-purposed denim provides some wonderful, serendipitous indigo patterning - usually in some linear form - and anyone who knows my work knows that I love my straight lines!
With the denim so variable, I wanted to keep the construction and colour simple. I decided to contrast the denim’s inky blues with a citrus yellow plain wool felt, which I used for the backing as well as incorporating some snippets within the quilt top. I like to link the back to the front and vice versa.
This was my process:
First, I cut a rough square from some yellow felt offcuts I had. This is the backing piece.
I then raided my denim laden shelves for exciting bits and pieces with lots of colour nuance.
The reveal on my design wall!
Here are some more posts to enjoy!
18 July Caroline Sharkey textileartworkshopsonline.com
20 July Lisa Walton fibreinspirations.blogspot.com
24 July Averil Stuart-Head avesrave.blogspot.com
26 July Mel Forrest mixedmediabymelforrest.com