Friday, December 17, 2010

Double Take: Photo and Fiber

My art quilt group, Sisters in Cloth, has been invited to exhibit our latest project Double Take: Photo and Fiber at Yale University's Haskins Lab in New Haven beginning February 1.

Our project was a collaboration with photographer Rose DeLucco-Alpert whose gorgeous work will be hung along side our interpretations. We chose 15 of her botanicals to interpret in fiber. (Three of us have chosen two of her works.)

This is my Roses, along with a detail (below).

I painted the fabrics and machine stitched, using free-motion zig-zag in one rose to create more texture in the nearer flower.

The second photograph I selected was Water Lilies. In this one I free-motion stitched koi swimming beneath the lilies which were not actually in Rose's photo but I imagined that they should have been. I know she won't mind...she is looking forward to the "interpretation" part of the challenge.

Check out Sisters in Cloth and Martha Wolfe's blogs for more great images and information.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful show, Diane. Hope it's a good one!

  2. Beautiful colors, Diane! It's wonderful! Can't wait to see your pieces (I can't believe you did 2!!) in person....and the whole show! Thank you for everything you've done to help create this is going to be very exciting!

  3. Great interpretations, Diane! It should be a terrific show.