Untitled (Aya's Dreamland)

Cotton, linen, natural dyes, hand drawn fabric

5' x 4'

2017

A quilt made for Mtendere Mandowa based off one of the artist's paintings. Each color was extracted using natural dyes because I felt that the colors in the painting were very natural and wanted to use them to show how connected Mtendere's color palette is to the natural world.

Natural dyes used : Fustic, Cutch, Cochineal, Annatto seeds, Indigo, Walnut, Osage Orange, Avocado, Sandalwood, Alkanet root

This quilt has been sewn using curved French seams for a flat and clean look. It was part of his show "16 Month Nest" held at New Image Art gallery in May 2017.