Charlotte Yde is a talented textile artist from Denmark who made the long trip to New Zealand to teach at the National Quilt Symposium 2017. Charlotte is a delightful woman who generously shared with me the process of making her quilt, 'Life Cycle - Albatross', that was hanging in the tutor's exhibition.
|'Life Cycle - Albatross' by Charlotte Yde|
Charlotte's quilt reflects the life cycle of the albatross and also comments on the environmental situation of this endangered species.
|'Life Cycle - Albatross' detail of the reflective thread (can you see the wing of the flying albatross)|
The photo above shows the reflective thread that you hear me ohhh and ahhh over in the podcast. One of the processes Charlotte uses is deconstructed screen printing, you can learn more about deconstructed screen printing here.
Sharon Bradley from Waitomo SewWorms spoke to me about her merchant stand at Symposium and about her new fusible appliqué product developed by herself called Fusamat.
I love her Kiwi can-do attitude where she saw a product her husband was using in his work as an electrician, thought that it would be awesome for quilting, and then went ahead turned it into a new and exciting tool for us to use.
|'France 1917' by Lynda Brocklehurst|
Lynda Brocklehurst was the winner of the postcard challenge. We discuss what the postcard challenge was all about, what the story behind Lynda's postcard was and we also have a thoughtful discussion about some of the other postcards that were on display.
You can learn more about the embroidered postcards from World War II here.
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