The Stitcher’s Journal December 2020 Edition

The Stitcher's Journal December 2020 Edition

I’m so happy to share that “Covid-19 – Part 1” has been selected to appear in The Stitcher’s Journal December 2020 Edition. Caroline Zoob contacted me during the November lockdown here in the UK. We chatted about my work and she asked if I’d like to share this piece in her publication.

It’s an honour to have my work included with some amazing embroiderers including Ali Ferguson of The Purple Thread Shed – who was kind enough to take these photos for me.

'COVID 19 - Part 1' - The Stitcher's Journal December 2020 Edition
COVID 19 – Part 1′ on the inside cover of The Journal’s Dec 2020 Edition
Close-up: 'COVID 19 - Part 1' - The Stitcher's Journal December 2020 Edition
Close-up: ‘COVID 19 – Part 1’ in The Journal’s December 2020 Edition
The Stitcher's Journal December 2020 Edition
The Stitcher’s Journal December 2020 Edition

“The Journal is produced quarterly. It is a sixty-page, advert-free publication about embroidery and embroiderers, with an emphasis on vintage fabrics and those who use vintage materials in their work.” – Caroline Zoob.

Christine Green – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the colourful & frugal, Improv Quilts of Christine Green.

Christine’s improv patchwork is inspired by the philosophy of the Gees Bend Quilters. Every scrap of salvaged cloth is used. She sources discarded cloth and preloved garments to make her colourful art quilts.

The garments are washed and cut up. Nothing is wasted. Christine uses shirt buttons, pockets, cuffs and plackets to make layers of interest in each piece of work.

Christine worked for the BBC as a Graphic Designer and now uses her love of colour and pattern to create her organic improv quilts.

patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and other cotton cloth by Christine Green
Inspired by Gees Bend – patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and mixed salvaged cloth
Inspired by Gees Bend - patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and mixed salvaged  cloth
Detail from denim quilt by Christine Green
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts - red white and blue striped cloth
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts - pockets, plackets, labels and cuffs are made into patchwork
Pockets, plackets, labels and cuffs are made into patchwork

You can see more improv patchwork in my previous post about Modern Quilter Sarah Hibbert.