A group of internet artists from all over the place who have decided to give each other a challenge every few weeks, on a theme chosen by each in turn. We have different ideas and styles, but share a love of textiles, and want to have some fun.


Monday, 16 July 2012

Kviste

Hi, here is another new member of the group. My name is Susanne  and i'm pleased to join you. I live in germany  and my blog is  "flicKwerk" .
The theme "landmarks"brought lots of ideas, but after looking up for a definition at wikipedia, i decided to interpret it in this meaning: Originally, a landmark meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find
their way back or through an area.
Every other year or so i'm in Norway for cross-country skitours, and when you are there out in the white nowhere, you're happy that some people did their job and marked the track with "kviste". This are big branches or very small trees, stuck into the ground to guide you to the next cabin. Man-made landmarks, and for me "kviste" is also a synonym for wonderful days in the norwegian mountains.

I never made such a pictorial quilt before, and i had some ideas to make it more abstract, but first it wanted to be made this way. Maybe there's another version following...
On the left is a piece i found in my stash, a leftover from another project, representing the tracks in the snow, on the right the snow-covered landscape, with the tracks along the waymarked route. Between both parts is a buttonholes placket of a old bedsheet, this stands for the cozy cabin and the good sleep that waits for you at the end of a long and cold day.




4 comments:

Julie said...

Welcome to the group Susanne! I like your quilt very much, especially the stitching and the buttonhole placket. Your description and the quilt conjure up a very different environment than the one I am used to.

lisette said...

welcome susanne! i love your interpretation of the theme and the techniques you used - really evocative. can you tell me more about the techniques you used to get the left hand panel?

Kit Lang said...

Welcome Susanne (although, since I'm a newbie too, it feels silly to "welcome" you.) :)

Love the story behind this piece and the use of colour.

Susanne (flicKwerk) said...

Thanks for your warm welcome, it's nice to be here!
@lisette: Have look at my blog (http://sewsanne.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/spuren-im-schnee/) for more information how i did the white lines