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FRAN GRIFFITHS

FRAN GRIFFITHS www.contemporaryquilterswest.org I have been involved with stitch for a very long time - an early memory being making clothes for my cherished Barbie doll. My first foray into quilting was in the 1980's, my second in the mid 1990's, and finally a more consistent foray in the mid 2000's. Since then I have taken lots of workshops and learned lots of techniques. I like the tactility of quilting and the texturing and marks that can be achieved through stitch. I travel a lot and take numerous photos. These form the basic inspiration for my quilts. I like to dye and print my own fabric where possible. My current inspiration is a rainy day in Geneva looking through the car windscreen.

Rainy Day II The inspiration for this work started with photos taken during a very rainy day in Geneva and looking through the windscreen at the distorted shapes, colours and patterns. Subsequent inspiration came from a printing technique by Amelia Leigh. The combination of these two elements, and further exploration, has led to a series of increasingly abstract mono prints, some monochromatic, others with colour. All are printed using thick and thin dyes onto white cotton fabric. Stitch has been added to both echo some of the shapes and emphasise texture

JULY/AUGUST CELEB INTERVIEW Kaffe Fassett.indd
DecemberIssue
textiles issue - The National Society for Education in Art and Design
Inspired by the National Parks: Their Landscapes and Wildlife in Fabric Perspectives (Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto)
TEXTILE DESIGNER NEISHA CROSLAND ... - The Chic Shopper
Enchanted Garden FREE Pattern from P&B Textiles
Skipping in Silvia's Garden - P&B Textiles
Fabric Collection by P&B Textiles - Stitch-N-Frame
Information and Registration - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
textiles for showcases and display cabinets - Création Baumann AG
Drift by Angela Walters
Art Gallery Fabrics Lookbook vol 1
Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine
Priory Square by Katy Jones
THE ACTIVELY BREATHABLE QUILT - Hefel Textil AG
Cherie by Frances Newcombe
Rapture by Pat Bravo
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe
The Art and Science of Quilting - Tompkins County Public Library