frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cocktail Quilt?



























I like to find strange and wonderful old textile bits, and use them in art quilts. I found this seriously bitchin' tea towel on a recent excursion to Roller Mills Antique Center in Lewisburg, PA. (Possibly the largest Antique mall I have ever set foot in.) My interpretation of this towel, is a housewife doing the dishes, longing for a cocktail. Maybe an early version of desperate Housewives. Pretty funny, and I love the graphics. I just found what I consider to be coordinating fabric, at least in spirit. We've got cocktail glasses with clocks in them, all stating the time to be 5 pm or later. I've been staring at this combination for a couple of days, and I'm still not really sure where to go with this. It's almost as though the towel itself is so perfect it doesn't want or need anything else from me. Stay tuned...

2 comments:

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Yes, I think you have this one interpreted correctly!!

Gunnels blog said...

oh, these are SO lovely!