|The only quilt shown at the lecture was made from layers and layers |
of old saris using reverse applique and a big stitch quilting.
The batting is assumed to be more saris.
I attended a wonderful lecture last evening. It was the January program of The Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters. Linda Carlson, Curator of the Avenir Museum at CSU's University Center for the Arts discussed and showed special items from their collection that illustrated the rich history of textiles as it pertains to quilting and creating with fabric. There was yardage and garments and other special items that included laces and molas, ikat and mudcloth . I learned tidbits of information like the style of a Japanese kimono probably relates to traditional Mongol clothing. And the early tie dyes that were shown and discussed were astounding!
|Laying on top of various embroidered saris, |
this Pre-Columbian textile was astonishing in it's complexity.
The weaver spun the cotton using only her fingers and thigh.
If you ever get the chance to attend something like this and you are really into textiles, and what quilter isn't into textiles, I urge you to go!