My local quilt guild asked me to be their speaker for the February meeting. They want me to do a trunk show of my quilts I've made from my travels around the world, and the textiles I've collected.
A women's dress I bought while in Mexico, hand embroidered.
detail of the flowers, I ironed on a stabilizer to the back.
So I put on my Mexican Fiesta music from Sirius radio, cut the jacket apart and began to place all of the fabrics on my design wall. The black striped fabric was hand woven in Mexico,(my brother brought it for me). I settled on a beginning design and used my daffodil dyed wool as lattice strips in between the blocks. With left over scraps of the green jacket I evened up all the blocks.
I cut the flowers off the dress, embroidered on a vine, then appliqued on the flowers. The stripe fabric became the outside boarder. I now am in the process of machine quilting the piece, and it is very thick sewing through the wool felt, batting and backing.
This weaving description read: Clara Mendoza is a eleven year old niece of the great Zapotec weaver Nrnulfo Mendoza.