Tessa Layzelle
T A L Modern Quilts
'and waves us loose'

And waves us loose, Summer 2016

Made up of hand painted linens, vintage woven wool and bright sea directions of French shirting cotton, this collection of works is inspired by St Ives, the sea and W.S.Graham's poem 'The Nightfishing'. 

(i) 'and waves us loose' After looking at John Piper's 1930s collages, this composition is based on a memory of a bay in St Ives with appliqued triangles and vertical lines to describe the sea. 110cm x 140cm 

(ii) 'bright hemisphere unprised ancient overhead' Made up of hand painted linens, French shirting cotton sea and acid yellow painted sunshine, this piece is entirely appliqued, quilted and finished by hand. A vivid red linen backs this quilt and along with a stormy painted cloud and sunshine comes round to the front to edge the quilt. hand quilted weather stitches are just beginning to rain on this rock pool scene, the sandcastle shape on the right collapses slowly.  133cm x 142cm   

(iii)  'likely a full gale unwinding it'  Hand painted linen with a French shirting cotton suggestion of sky. A windy grassy moor... a peaceful little dwelling, a distant watercolour aeroplane flies by. Backed with a dark green dyed linen. 105cm x 140cm   

Made up of hand painted linens, vintage woven wool and bright sea directions of French shirting cotton, this collection of works is inspired by St Ives, the sea and W.S.Graham's poem 'The Nightfishing'. 

(i) 'and waves us loose' After looking at John Piper's 1930s collages, this composition is based on a memory of a bay in St Ives with appliqued triangles and vertical lines to describe the sea. 110cm x 140cm 

(ii) 'bright hemisphere unprised ancient overhead' Made up of hand painted linens, French shirting cotton sea and acid yellow painted sunshine, this piece is entirely appliqued, quilted and finished by hand. A vivid red linen backs this quilt and along with a stormy painted cloud and sunshine comes round to the front to edge the quilt. hand quilted weather stitches are just beginning to rain on this rock pool scene, the sandcastle shape on the right collapses slowly.  133cm x 142cm   

(iii)  'likely a full gale unwinding it'  Hand painted linen with a French shirting cotton suggestion of sky. A windy grassy moor... a peaceful little dwelling, a distant watercolour aeroplane flies by. Backed with a dark green dyed linen. 105cm x 140cm