Lyn’s Quilt – Tabula Rasa

Lyn’s first art quilt – Tabula Rasa

This quilt started with a plain white piece of fabric. It was inspired by an incident that upset me.

I dyed the fabric first, using Procion dyes; then added Shiva Paintsticks, screen printing, foiling, painted web.

The three circles represent the influences that I see affecting us in  our lives – Family first, then Friends.

These circles are applique, painted and then machine embroidered.

The third circle is Depression – Is there any way out? I think we suffer from depression when the other two influences in our lives are out of balance.

There is a screen-printed line from Simon and Garfunkel that is difficult to see –

Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again

I then quilted it with overlapping and intersecting cirlces.

I like the result – am very happy with this quilt. Making it helped me deal with the problem.

Playing with Fabric and Color

I have been playing with dyeing, painting, screen printing, stamping, rubbing, stenciling on fabric, then adding embroidery.
I have used Procion MX dyes to dye fabric, then added some screen printed blocks and motifs.

This sample was made using Shiva Artists Paintsticks and rubbing over Cedar Canyon Textiles rubbing plates, using round stencils cut from freezer paper on the Silhouette Cameo machine.
Having far too much fun!

I didn’t know when to stop, so am afraid that it is a touch overdone. Initially it looked far too busy.
So I digitized some circular embroidery designs and stitched them over the outlines of the circles – now it looks a lot better!