Light

Pat Archibald

Morning Light Over Locheport [S]

Locheport is on North Uist, one of the archipelago of islands that lie off the North West coast of Scotland, an area where you can experience four seasons in one day. To awake to a clear dawn and calm waters on the loch can be a truly enchanting and magical experience.

This piece uses hand dyed fabrics, hand painted Lutradur, machine quilting and hand embellishments.

Morning Light Over Locheport [S]


Alison Drayson

Northern Light(s) [S]

Inspired by the light in the darkness of the Aurora Borealis, this has been constructed by fusing purchased hand-dyed and commercial fabrics directly to wadding, and highlighted with metallic fabrics and sheers. Machine quilted using variegated polyester and metallic threads.

Northern Light(s) [S]


Jan Watson

The Leaf Canopy

Tropical leaf canopies are dense, but plants continue to seek the light which is just visible from below.

Viscose fabric pieced and quilted by hand and machine.

The Leaf Canopy


Margaret Morrow

Refracted Light

White light from the sun changes into many colours. A rainbow is the many colours of the spectrum and so is the refraction on the water. I combined the sunlight and the water .

The fabric is strip pieced and then cut and rejoined. I used multicoloured foil.

Refracted Light


Joyce Watson

Spotlight [S]

Caught in the theatre spotlights the exuberance of the dancers typifies the atmosphere of the Edinburgh Festival.

Painted fabrics with a mirrored textile behind the dancers.

Spotlight [S]


Mary Ennis

Light and the Spectrum

For several years I have caressed this wonderful, professionally hand-dyed fabric. Recently I realised that the section I have used contains almost all the colours of the spectrum. Taking courage in both hands, I finally cut it!!

By inserting a flash of brilliant white silk satin, I have tried to represent the connection between light and the colours of the spectrum.

I have used reverse applique, which I then quilted by trapunto. All the work is done by machine.

Light and the Spectrum


Margaret O’Gorman

Night-Night Blue Light [S]

This quilt is made in homage to “Pixar” the movie animators, who have given us all so much pleasure. One of Pixar’s original drawings was of two Anglepoise lamps – one large, one small – in attitudes which made them look like Mother and Child.

In this quilt it is bedtime. The little green and red lamps have turned themselves off. Blue Light, however, is sparkling and full of mischief. You can substitute your own title!

Night-Night Blue Light [S]