Umbrellas as Fiber Art
My friend, Kathy, had a Saturday Quilt Camp in her home a few months ago. She invited a bunch of quilting friends and we sat around her living room stitching, eating, and having a wonderful day! Kathy’s show and tell was her trapunto’d umbrella.
She entered a contest from a group called “Women’s Journey’s in Fiber”, in which they were to create an umbrella as a piece of fiber art. She decided to make her panels using Derwent Inktense pencils™. Once she’d colored her design on the fabric, she trapunto’d areas from behind by stuffing them with fiber fill.
She lined the umbrella with a piece of her own hand-dyed fabric:
And it was featured in a book about the contest pieces:
Lovely work Kathy. Thanks for letting me share – and for a fun day!
To learn more about Kathy Downie, please visit her blog at: https://kathysquiltingjourney.wordpress.com/.