Rock star status for the incredible Ms Jin Yuanshan who has elevated meticulous, exquisite handwork with silk organza to high art. Difficult to photograph her demonstration when she is being mobbed by fans.
Sitting comfortably on the floor, Ms Jin [centre] stitches. It is wonderful to see the younger generation taking such an interest in these techniques. Ms Jin runs the One Sun Quilts Handicraft Research Institute in Haerbin City, Heilongjiang Province.
And you see below the beautiful flowers made by her either with a folded or rolled edge.
Travel is an exciting & large part of my life, combined with creating fabric, stitching art quilts & enjoying textile traditions around the world.
I work in the quilting industry; exhibit, judge, curate, tutor & write.
These are some of the threads of my life.