French Knots; Again

Over the years, I have done many successful portraits using French Knots. The work began with this portrait of my father and me- using the process of making the portrait to mourn his loss.

Embroidery 1998 from 1990 Photo

The work continues today; this latest one a view of me sitting on a piece of denim furniture I created with my omer portraits as the background. The flying geese border is a homage to one of SilkDenim’s most successful garments, The Poncho.

Self Portrait 2021; 15″ X 13″; embroidery, patchwork, hand quilting

You are welcome to watch a bit of the process of making this piece in this video.

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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