6.12.10

A clothkeeper...

As I mentioned already, I´ve been thinking of
working with old pieces of cloth, made by someone
else, unknown to me, somewhere - bringing them into
a new context that way, refreshing and keeping them...
As they can´t be found on the streets like the scraps
of handwritten paper I´m in the habit of rescuing,
I purchased some old and battered quilt fragments
via Etsy - and here´s a little piece I made for a
start...


Kommentare:

deanna7trees hat gesagt…

...a piece with layers of history. nice idea.

jude hat gesagt…

i feel like i am always doing that, especially with all of grandma's hand me downs and thrifted finds. . celebrating them somehow and retelling their story.

Elizabeth hat gesagt…

That is a wonderful way of recycling. Recycling the beauty of craftwomenship.

Lisa hat gesagt…

love old pieces that are soft and worn...the red is really fetching...
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ger hat gesagt…

Yes, it is, D. and E., thanks... - + you sure do that, Jude... - it just has to be more of a willful act around here, in quilt diaspora...

kaite hat gesagt…

so delicate but with womanstrength, you have such interesting ideas. isn't the red a little out of character tho? k.

Chrissie hat gesagt…

beautiful homage to the original quilters

kaite hat gesagt…

I looked at the pics of this one in the 'shop' and it was interesting to see where some of the quilt top and the red had come from. Mum enjoyed your work also and said that she liked your imagination. k.

ger hat gesagt…

I´d like the curtains of time to part for just a moment, allowing a glimpse at the original quilters... + no, the red isn´t out of character, it´s sea-so-nal - + say hello from me to Mum...;)

Debi From the Pacific Northwest hat gesagt…

Lovely, as always. I love the worn and loved look of this.
:~) Debi

Serena hat gesagt…

these are great.

Els hat gesagt…

It's a pity that all those "old" quilters don't see what honourful pieces you made with their scraps!
(Love the "Wäscheknöpfe" !!)

Deborah hat gesagt…

Lovely stitching and a nice way to restore something that might otherwise be lost.

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

your beautiful being

arrived today, so delicate

and spare, I can see why it was so

hard to part with him.

He sits overlooking my sewing machine...

glad you are making more.

Penny Berens hat gesagt…

Love that you are rescuing battered fragments of old and worn quilts.

ger hat gesagt…

I´ve taken that bag of fragments out several times in the meantime, looking at them - they´re worn to almost nothing mostly, discoloured + stained, pathetic really - but that´s what´s so touching about them... - glad he/she/it arrived safely, Denise (yes, more swaps)...

Gunnels blog hat gesagt…

I really like this, and it´s a very good idea!

twhIch aye hat gesagt…

so beautiful and soft looking. imagining all who touched and stayed warm with the cloths. a time capsule maybe. :)