In Sept 2018, as part of the Our Linen Stories touring exhibition and the first Linen Biennale, my 'Basket Quilt' returned to N. Ireland. It was displayed in the beautiful setting of Lisburn Cathedral alongside the wonderful work of the 'Earthed' range of fabrics by William Clarke.
Images courtesy of 'Our Linen Stories'
The queensize quilt is based on an abstracted version of a simple basket weaving pattern I noticed on my travels. The linen of course comes from the master weavers Hermann and Marion at Flax-Mill Textiles.
The oatmeal is called 'Derrylane' after the area in Northern Ireland where Hermann and Marion live (and where the linen is woven and often grown). The dark emerald green is called 'Spessart' after the forest region in Germany where Hermann grew up. It took more than 20 dip dyes at William Clark's, one of the oldest linen fabric mills (aka 'Clark's of Upperlands'), to get the exact coloration of the forest of Hermann and Marion's memories. All in a day's work.
Basket Quilt' work in progress
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