InstructionsThe image I used was a picture from the internet. The photo was complimentary to the custom cloth...same outfit, different pose ( the border is Josephine not palm trees!)
Type of item: Home Decor
Cotton, custom fabric by Nalo Hopkins, black thread, Derwent Inktense pencils, rhinestones
What was your inspiration?
My quilting guild Uhuru had a challenge quilt for Black History Month this year, an African-American Woman who made a mark in history. I chose Josephine Baker because she knew who she was and would not allow the challenging issues of her time hold her back. She went to Paris to perfrom her art form and was a sensation!
What are you most proud of?
I never tried this technique before and was pleased with the results. I learned from a talented black woman, expressed my own talents as a black woman, about a black woman...totally loved the experience!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Pick an image of someone you admire and go for it!