Created by: CapeVerdeGal
Project

Fishwives

What was your source for this quilting project? Improvisational What are you most proud of? That it all just came to me as I was doing it -- it was in my heart as the women gathered and sold the fish from the beach in front of my house when I lived-in the jungles of Guinea-Bissau. It was a 100% spiritual creation. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try dying fabric with weird things. I tired kola nut because people chew it and it stains their teeth -- I figured it would stain fabric as well. Just relax, breathe and sew!

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CapeVerdeGal made Fishwives with:

  • I took pieces of cotton "strip pano" handwoven in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) where I lived
  • dyed it with kola nut
  • and stitched it together for the background. The women are from an African cloth

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Improvisational What are you most proud of? That it all just came to me as I was doing it -- it was in my heart as the women gathered and sold the fish from the beach in front of my house when I lived-in the jungles of Guinea-Bissau. It was a 100% spiritual creation. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try dying fabric with weird things. I tired kola nut because people chew it and it stains their teeth -- I figured it would stain fabric as well. Just relax, breathe and sew!

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