09 October 2009

Goddess Roseus

This is my Goddess Roseus A4-sized textile piece, made for an reverse auction to raise funds for breast cancer charity. Organised by Deborah Segeart, the fund raising has its own blog, Bid-4A-Cause. If you hop over there, you will see more of the textiles that have been made specifically for this purpose. You'll also be able to explore links to the artists involved.

I made my textile piece with a layer of pink and gold silk fibres over hand-dyed fabric. It is hand stitched all over with pink cotton thread to add texture. The universal female symbols are created with metallic foil in purple, the colour of spirituality. I used these shapes to represent the eternal challenges of women.
All the textiles will be on display at the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair, 21-25 October, so if you are in the area, pop in and have a closer look!

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