28 May 2016

Susan Lilley's work in Threadworks 2016

Congratulations to Susan Lilley, from Bridgewater, NS, who recently learned that two of her pieces were among 45 that were juried in to Threadworks 2016.

Threadworks is a juried exhibition of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada. The exhibit opened at the Wellington County Museum & Archives, in Fergus Ontario and will tour for two years. The theme for the exhibit was Flashback.

Beckoning by Susan Lilley, 2015, h 29" x w27 "

Beckoning is a reference to Nova Scotia’s historic lighthouses, which have protected seafaring people for centuries and are now at risk of disappearing. The piece was made by repeated hand dyeing, using traditional Japanese itajime shibori method, then cut, pieced, machine quilted and hand embellished.

Modern Music by Susan Lilley, 2015, h 27" x w 22"

Modern Music celebrates recorded music over the past half-century, using motifs suggestive of CDs, 45s and tapes, with colours and pattern reminiscent of the 1960s. It is made from an antique cotton bedsheet repeatedly hand dyed using Japanese itajime shibori method, then cut, pieced, discharged and machine quilted 

Posted by Chris Nielsen.

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