Sunday, 14 February 2016

Indian Strata bead quilt

This is my latest bead quilt. It's a different shape than previous ones measuring about 12" by  9".

I've got my daughter to thank for this because she stopped me from over-beading it. It's made from silk which I previously dyed with natural dyes, including avocado, rosemary, walnut and some others. I also wanted to use some of my best buttons. Here's a few close ups.

The starting piece for this was the gold discs which I bought at a bead fair and which I thought went really well with the feel of the orange and brown silks. There's something Indian about the feel of it somehow.

Left to my own devices I would probably have added far too many beads but luckily my daughter stopped me and I'm really pleased with the final result.

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