I made my first quilt top – hexagon of course – in 1980, while living in England … with no sewing machine. It wasn’t until 1995 that I learnt how to make this into a ‘proper’ quilt.
I currently focus on contemporary art quilts. Using original photos, I am able to incorporate photo manipulation techniques into my art quilts. I print and dye fabric to achieve original designs. My quilts often combine both machine and hand stitchery.
I live in Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy attending workshops where I can learn a variety of textile techniques, giving me an inventory which I can select from to enhance my work.
Retail Price: AUD$2000
Dimensions: 103 X 160cm(H x W)
Statement: Living on Victoria’s southern coastline I see the seascape colours constantly changing. The many moods are always glorious – sunny or stormy; calm, choppy or wild; blues, greens or greys. A surprising burst of sunlight highlights a distant bombora with streaks of blue and white in an otherwise Winter scene.
Exhibitions: Art Quilt Australia 2019
Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 95 x 220cm (H x W)
Statement: Bryan Whitehead’s shibori/indigo workshop in Japan was truly an adventure.
Unforgettable experiences – working with a master stencil maker, printer and dyer (Noguchi San); 15,000 stitches on my mokume piece; more dips in the indigo vat than I thought possible and the final rinse in the freezing, fast flowing stream..
Exhibitions: Golden Textures, Maryborough 2018/19 and Dare to Differ, SA 2019
© Lynette Weeks