Monthly Archives: May 2023

‘Wattle Time’

‘Wattle Time’ 2022 by Linden Lancaster

This piece is currently being exhibited at the Quilt National Exhibition at the Dairy Barn Art Centre in Ohio, US. As I was not able to attend in person, I am looking forward to purchasing the book with all the other works in it when it is published. This quilt is for sale.

The piece has come about through a lot of thinking and experimentation with abstract landscapes. I have been wanting to get more ‘loose’ in my work and embarked an online course with a wonderful UK abstract landscape painter/ceramist Lewis Noble. Lewis takes his inspiration directly from being in the landscape and reacting in that space, making painterly sketches and gestural marks. He then uses this material back in his studio to make more resolved works.

Although my work is a lot more representative than of Lewis’s, I found the process really helped me to get the feeling of being out in the landscape.

Hand painted and printed cottons, tulle, appliqued and free-motioned stitched.

Please see the October 2022 blog for more process details.

Bottle Washers 1

Bottle Washers 1 2022 Linden Lancaster

This quilt was exhibited last year as part of the ‘One Step Further’ exhibition (Victorian Quilters) at the Kyabram town hall gallery. I am fortunate to have these gorgeous grasses (Enneapogon nigricans) growing around my property. The background of this piece was predominantly made up of fabric that was geli printed. I also used thermofax screens to add pattern and detail, such as the seed heads that look like ‘shuttle cocks’ in the top right hand corner. The large bottle washers were appliqued with tiny confetti pieces of cotton fabric.

Detail of ‘Bottlewashers 1’ 2022 Linden Lancaster

Note: I will be having a solo exhibition at the Kyabram town hall gallery in October this year (2023).