When this theme "Leave your mark" was announced I start to think of threads. Threads that I have used and use for sewing knitting, weaving, crocheting etc. and other threads, "threads" that we leave for generations to come, our DNA. Another idea was handwriting, a very personal mark. I left the thread idea and started to write on fabric. I wrote some sentences on a piece of hand dyed cotton. Sentences that had to do with how to discover and develop our own personal style as artists.
Such as:- In following what attracts you will develop your style.
- What you like is your strength.
- Keep your weaknesses in proportion.
- If you follow your own strengths your style will emerge.
Some of the words occurring in the handwritten text were chosen and letters from the chosen words were cut out, fused and machine quilted on the background fabric.
Material used: Hand dyed cotton fabrics, polyester and rayon threads, fusible web and a 80/20 polyester/cotton wadding.