Technique of the Week #21 – Slow Cloth/Torn fabrics
Project hours: 7 hours
Design and materials: 1 hours
Execution: 6 hours
Before you get all excited that the Techniques are back, this is one that I have been working on this summer while it’s been all crazy. I have about 3 more weeks before the summer of crazy is over, at which time, the Technique of the Week will resume! (yay!)
The Slow Cloth movement is one that I am trying hard to embrace, because the tenets of it speak to me as a quilt artist. It started out as a “joy in the process” thing, and moved to have about 10 basic principles.
At the same time I was reading about this movement, I also was inspired by an artist who had made works entirely of torn cloth. There’s another artist with a similar style in the August/September issue of Quilting Arts (the current issue).
This was made with torn squares of gorgeous Cherrywood Dyes, and made most of it while I was on vacation in Europe this May. I focused on the process while making it, and enjoyed that each square would be uniquely stitched and hand fringed. This is a great thing for relaxation on vacation, and a way to get some handwork in.