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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Living Green Art Quilt

Hanging at the Vacaville Art League and Gallery
32nd Annual Juried Art Show April 25-May 20, 2009

Now in the P. Atana Collection This piece came from a desire to weave fabrics together and use recycled materials. As the woven central piece evolved a city of buildings grew. A wind blew in green leaves made from hand dyed re-purposed dryer sheets.*
The leaves were embellished with thread painting and beads sewn on by hand.
Thread painting continued to embellish the outline of the tall building skyline and down the sides and across the bottom.
Birds and beads landed on leaves and buildings re-purposed from an old found necklace.
A mixture of cotton and metallic threads were used by machine and hand alike.
And fabrics both found and new were woven together to form a unifying art quilt.
This piece measures 45” long by 27” tall.
The back is covered in a dark green satin fabric with matching hanging sleeve.

* I learned the dye process from Natalya at

This photo is not showing its true colors well. The outside binding is a bright shiny gold fabric that sings, but my camera (with and without flash/indoors and out) refused to show it off to it's full glory. You will just have to take my word for it.

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corryna said...

Hey Lynn!
Great work! I always like woven fabric. You made a nice composition.

Joyce said...

I love it. I'm very fond of bright and shiny, although it's not always fun to sew. I also like the wonky shape of it. I'll have to start using dryer sheets I guess or get friends to save them for me.

Gunnels blog said...

This quilt is great Lynn!

Lynn said...

Corryna, Joyce and Gunnel, it pleases me no end to have your words of support for my Living Green quilt. I have been inspired by your work so very much. Thank you.

Natalya said...


Chris said...

wonderful work Lynn. I love seeing the things you come up with!

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

i really l├Žike your art work!!!
very original and stylish!
ML, Sarah sofia from denmark

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Lynn, Lovely to meet you...

Your work is beautiful.. I followed the process on dying the fabric sheets with interest... I really love how you followed your imagination through and the finished effect.. Gorgeous.. what fun this must have been...

the Living Green title for this piece is perfect... Thank you so much for sharing...