Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Urban Wagga


Urban Wagga 
22”w x 40”L [56 cm x 101.5cm]

The “making do” Australian utilitarian quilts called “waggas” inspired the making of this modern, urban wagga. Using rusted cotton from my stash, I rubbed textured surfaces around my home and in the neighbourhood. An old quilt was repurposed as the base onto which I stitched sections using red thread and a machine utility stitch. The embroidered pieces came from a doily bought at my local thrift store.

 Materials; cotton, silk, dye, oil paint stick, rusty objects, old quilt reused, threads

Techniques; rust dyed, rubbed, indigo dyed, embroidery, machine applique, machine pieced, machine quilted


4 comments:

  1. A wonderful piece of art to wrap yourself in!

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    1. Thanks Alicia, I had fun making this wagga.

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  2. Great wagga, Sue! I'm just becoming aware of these utilitarian quilts and their existence in many cultures. Very interesting - saw one at IQF. I love how personal yours is with local rubbings and a repurposed quilt. Well done!

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    1. I enjoyed the flow of making this quilt. My local neighbourhood is a rich source of rubbings & inspiration & I'm liking the chance to interpret it in each challenge.

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