The theme of the challenge was "Tracks" or "Traces".
I interpreted that theme using a picture I made during the latest vacation in France of a mosaic at the museum of the Gallo-Roman Villascopia (to enlarge, please click on the pictures):
With an inkjet printer I made a print of this photograph twice; one on organza and one on cotton.
My goal was to achieve a 3D look by placing the organza print on top of the cotton print, holding the two prints together with some stitching:
Due to the printed layer of organza on top of the printed fabric, I can not get the photograph any sharper.
To emphasize parts of the mosaic I painted some details on fabric and seperated them by "Roman blinds" of fabric:
Together with a photograph of a detail (see a previous blog on this subject) I managed to submit this photograph of the quilt:
This was my first attempt using two quilts on top of each other.
In the layers of printed organza on cotton, "traces" can be partly covered and are sometimes difficult to see.
I did not receive a motivation for the rejection and it is difficult for me to guess what the reasons were. I suspect that the rejection is partly based on the un-sharpness in the picture caused by the layering of printed organza on printed fabric.
Now, looking at it again a few months later, I feel it was a mistake to use the organza this way. Printed organza with a printed fabric behind it gives difficulties in focusing for people and digital cameras.
Working with the organza, painting fabric and creating the image of a quilt on a quilt was fun to do. It certainly invites me to use these materials and techniques again in new projects.
I hope I did not bore you with this resume about my rejected quilt.
Thank you for your visit!
- the Gallo-Roman Villascopia
- Inkjet printable organza: ExtravOrganza
- 240 thread count cotton inkjet fabric: EQ Printables
- Jacquard's Lumiere paint
- previous blog with a detail of a painted part
- Textile Festival Leiden 2010 (only in Dutch)
- PDF's with the rules on the challenge you can find here
- The city of Leiden