Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Tile Inspired Quilt
At a workshop this weekend with Bobby Britnell we were taking inspiration from tiles to make a textile piece. I used the Minton tiles in my hallway for my source as I love the colours and am honoured to have this original Victorian flooring.
I used the colours rather than the shapes. The blue colouring is the most rare of the Minton shades and were bought by wealthier people. It was very much a matter of showing off with one's flooring in a hallway. The backs of houses were always plain. It was what was on view that counted!
In the slideshow you can see the original tiles, the working ideas on paper and the finished piece which is about 10" square.