“Carnival” is Latitude Quilts’ first challenge. As I started my doodling, I realized that
everyone has a different image of a Carnival.
For some, a Big Top circus tent filled with magic and surprises; for
others, a time of indulgences before Lent in places like New
Orleans or Rio. My interpretation of the theme revolves
around the beaded necklaces that are thrown amongst the crowds in New Orleans. Having never been there, I didn’t want to
show the actual parade, but the day before with the tacky necklaces ready to be
taken and given away. My piece is titled
here I come”.
Techniques: hand appliqué and hand embroidery
Materials: commercial batik fabric, tulle, beads, and
hand-dyed pearl cotton