|Lavender Chook |
8.25" x 8.25" (2021)
White cotton fabric, acrylic textile paint, cotton thread,
interfacing, cotton batting, cotton backing.
Wholecloth painted, free-motion quilted.
I taught two classes a few weeks ago at Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh. These were the first (and only) classes I've taught since February 2019, because of COVID! It’s only about a half hour drive from me, and we had postponed the class twice as conditions got worse, better and then worse again because of the Delta variant. They have a new spacious classroom, and everyone was masked up. It's a terrific space, and I’m hoping to teach there again, as conditions improve.
Anyway… one of the classes was Wholecloth Painting, and while digging through my teaching materials to get ready for the class, I found a half-painted rooster piece that just crowed out to be finished. So I got busy the week after that and finished him up.
I've done several similar pieces based on a photo of a rooster that I took in Rotarua, New Zealand, when I was there teaching a few years ago. In New Zealand, roosters are often called “chooks,” so I'm calling this one “Lavender Chook.”