Wednesday, April 05, 2006

hand dyed strips



Loretta Pettway made quilts in the 1960's using men’s work clothes. Her colour choice (dull grays and a radiant aqua) and the evident freedom of her piecework inspired me to work with my own hand dyes in a similar fashion over the last few days. Loretta is one of the Gee's Bend quilters and I am lucky to own one of the large books containing images of their powerful quilts.

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