Vintage watch parts hand-stitched onto vintage linen with hand-quilting
20" x 20" framed
For this piece, I embroidered vintage watch parts onto fabric and did hand-quilting. Mechanical watch parts are exquisitely tooled to create a remarkably sophisticated machine. When the light catches them, they sparkle like jewels. When sewn onto fabric, they remind me of calligraphy or hieroglyphics. I also love working with watch parts because they provide such a beautiful metaphor for so many aspects of life.
This mini-quilt is in a walnut floating frame with conservation glass.