ReNew: The Words

Showing at BNY Mellon Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery

This part of the ReNew Exhibition is a collaboration project with my daughter, Sarah Silk. Together, we are SilkDenim, re-making 100% recycled materials into individually crafted objects. We’re particularly attracted to denim because of its rugged practicality and unique ability to improve with age. ​Using recycled materials requires us to work with authentic details & create every piece anew, providing a unique one-of-a-kind object that emphasizes the craft & beauty of re-using over discarding.

Words of Wisdom came from our personal collections of words, phrases and inspirational quotes that permeate the internet. Why not translate them into a evocative textile that embody warmth, craft, and permanence?

Words of Wisdom; Individual Word Blocks; Various Sizes, Materials and Techniques. $95 each.

Words of Wisdom: You Create
Embroidery, patchwork, hand stitching 
Words of Wisdom: Mindful Steps
Embroidery, patchwork, hand stitching 
Words of Wisdom: SuperHero
Reverse applique, patchwork, hand stitching 
Words of Wisdom: Imagine
Reverse applique, patchwork, hand stitching
Words of Wisdom: ReNew
Hand embroidery, quilting, reverse applique; recycled SilkQuilt, Mother’s hand embroidery 

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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