I took the plunge and signed up to take part in the
Journal Quilt Project with Contemporary Quilt of the
My JQ's are based on the elements or the 'Elementals'
- earth, air fire and water and the Sketchbook Project.
I decided to try and figure out what the textile elementals
January - Textile Elemental: Idea or 'It's raining cats and
dogs and I'm thinking.......'
According to the classical Greek Elements
there is a fifth element 'aetha' which is idea or
divine thing. I thought It was quite fitting for this series.
February - Textile Elemental: Materials or 'A shop full of
Without the basics of fabric and thread I wouldn't be
able to do what I enjoy. Of course there's always the
embellishments and the fantastic stuff for adding colour
and pattern to fabric. And so much more!!!
March - Textile Elemental: Design.....
A design wall is used by some to display their work in
progress. This piece is a play on that idea using the
elements and principles of design. I have noticed that
I tend to aways keep returning to certain ones.
April - Textile Elemental: Learning or 'Sowing the seeds'...
This started life as skills and techniques but I soon realised
it was much more than that. We are very much influenced
by 'who, where and how' as well as 'what' and also by the end
May - Textile Elemental: Equipment.....
Absolutely no question, my sewing machine is
almost surgically attached to me along with a few
other basics. I'm not a huge gadget person but
sometimes they do make life easier.
BTW, fairies are also elementals.....