Turns out...that most people don't know what a tea cozy is. Most people have to Google it if you tell them that you are sewing tea cozies. Who knew?
So I sewed some tea cozies for an exhibit and that was really exciting. This time, I sewed a few pillows.
Which was equally exciting.
I have never printed on fabric paper before, then quilted it into pillow form. Some images I printed were scanned in from solar plates made from photographs by other artists. Some images were scanned in from Henry and Svea's sketchbooks which was particularly endearing for me. They didn't seem to care. But that's okay.
The labyrinth was meditative and is supposed to be a path to follow with your finger as you hold the pillow. Running the angles through the machine was a different form of contemplative practice I hope to revisit.
The exhibit opens this Thursday at the Litebox Gallery at the Pepper Place. Eight of my pillows are there with silk screen prints, shredded paper paintings, felted scarves, pastel drawings, oil paintings, glasswares and photography.
It'll be awesome.
Come by if you are in the area!