Tag Archives: Free Machine Quilted

Tranquil Pond 2 by Dorothy Russell. Textile Artist

Tranquil Pond 2

Tranquil Pond 2

The upper pond, on our terrace, is a sound-scape as well as a visual stimulus, as the water falls into the lower pond. By it we sit on beautiful days enjoying its calm presence, gazing across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia beyond. The ponds did not exist before we made them – now they are special habitats and reward us for our work.

The main image is fractured and rendered in solid fabrics: the sheers, by comparison, are used in response to the shimmering movement of water and its translucence.

  • 124cm x 64cm
  • Cotton
  • Sheer fabrics
  • Silk fabrics
  • Applique
  • Machine piecing
  • Machine quilted
Tranquil Pond 1 bt Dorothy Russell. Textile Artist

Tranquil Pond 1

Tranquil Pond 1

This work is a direct emotional response to one of the ponds on our land. My relationship is not only with the prolific wildlife, but also comes from the sense of calm working by it offers me.

The main image is fractured and rendered in solid fabrics: the sheers, by comparison, are used in response to the shimmering movement of water and its translucence, giving us a glimpse into another world.

  • 124cm x 64cm
  • Cotton
  • Sheer fabrics
  • Silk fabrics
  • Machine piecing
  • Machine quilted
  • Beaded
Waves 3. Textile Art by Dorothy Russell

Waves 3

Waves 3

Part of a series first shown at Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, April to June 2015

Informed during my childhood on the North East coast and now the West coast where I live and sail, the inspiration for the ‘Waves’ series of hangings came from the tumbling, rolling and constantly reshaping moods of the sea; sometimes gentle, twinkling in sunlight, sometimes tumultuous and threatening.

  • 113cm x 53cm
  • Sheer fabrics
  • Silk fringe
  • Micro glitter
  • Machine piecing
  • Free machine quilted

We stand surrounded by the work of thieves

My response to greed and dishonesty found within the establishments of our society as exemplified by the banking crisis which lead to the financial crash and the expenses scandals within government.

It seems that these vices are always part of society and will never be controlled.

Cotton fabric, painted, printed, stencilled, applique, machine piecing, couched, free machine quilted.

  • 61cm x 122cm
  • Cotton
  • Painted
  • Printed
  • Stencilled
  • Applique
  • Machine pieceing
  • Couched
  • Free Machine quilted
Beyond the Wall 2. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Beyond the Wall 2

Part of a series of work following a long term interest and admiration of the work of outdoor sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Cotton fabrics. Various techniques used which include; reverse applique, machine quilting and applique, hand and free-machine quilting and beading.

  • 81cm x 38cm
  • Cotton
  • Reverse Applique
  • Applique
  • Machine quilted
  • Free-machine quilted
  • Hand quilted
  • Beading
Beyond the Wall 4. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Beyond the Wall 4

Part of a series of work following a long term interest and admiration of the work of outdoor sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Cotton fabrics. Various techniques used which include; reverse applique, machine quilting and applique, hand and free-machine quilting and beading.

  • 54cm x 86cm
  • Cotton
  • Reverse applique
  • Machine quilted
  • Free-machine quilting
  • Hand quilted
  • Beaded
Schizm 4. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Schizm 4

Silk fabrics, machine pieced and closely free-machine quilted, representing divisions, wherever they may occur.

Schisms divide societies, countries, friends and families. Rifts occur and are portrayed in this series.

  • 73cm x 21cm
  • Silk
  • Machine piecing
  • Free-machine quilted
Schizm 3. Art Quilt by Dorothy Russell

Schizm 3

Silk fabrics, machine pieced and closely free-machine quilted, representing divisions, wherever they may occur.

Schisms divide societies, countries, friends and families. Rifts occur and are portrayed in this series.

  • 75cm x 34cm
  • Silk
  • Machine piecing
  • Free-machine quilted
Staircase Panel. Wholecloth by Dorothy Russell

Staircase Panel

The central section, based on a spiral staircase, is quilted both by machine and hand. It is framed by a machine pieced border.

It was made to be part of an exhibition celebrating the opening of Staircase House Museum – a medieval building in Stockport dating back to about 1460.

  • 70cm x 97cm
  • Hand quilted
  • Machine quilted
  • Machine pieced border
Breila. Pieced contemporary by Dorothy Russell

Breila

Commission based on Siwan (Joan/Joana) daughter of King John and wife of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth (the Great). She lived in the various courts belonging to this prince of Gwynedd and was buried in Llanfaes, near Beaumaris, where a friary was built in her memory. Her coffin, with her image carved on the lid, is in the porch of St Mary’s church in Beaumaris.

‘Breila’ is an old Welsh word for wild rose.

Cotton fabrics, machine pieced then hand and machine quilted and hand beaded.

In Private Collection

  • 90cm x 90cm
  • Cotton
  • Machine piecing
  • Hand quilted
  • Free machine quilted
  • Beaded
  • Private collection