My large quilts explore the rocky, sandy bottom of
the ocean baths in which I love to swim.
I have used linen with wool batting and cotton backs.
The thread drawing is the design line as well as the
quilting. I used all black thread on these whole cloths.
With the smaller pieces I draw with the machine immediately
on to the fabric. The stitching I find rhythmic and
satisfying for me - similar to swimming in the baths.
I used the techniques again in the smaller responses,
adding hand stitching as I felt appropriate