Ann Ridge – Magic Stitches

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Ann Ridge (me) with some pillows I made.

Ann Ridge (me) with some pillows I made.

 

 

The basic element of a quilt is layering, literally and spiritually, and making quilts is a building process, with layers upon layers of memories and dreams.  -Jette Clover.

 

I create individual mixed media art cushions, often to commission, because I have a wonderful collection of my own hand dyed, screen printed and then purchased hand dyed fabrics, vintage kimono pieces, African fabrics from 1980s, silk organzas, hand woven linen, lace and ethnic Chinese embroidered pieces. Presently I am making small items of clothing in Chogapo (Chogapko) technique, also known as Pojagi.

Recently I have made additional art cushions/pillows with vintage embroidery insets or panels, crazy patchwork with hand embroidery and many others with machine embroidered collage. I live in Spain.  Commissions accepted.

I share photos of my work on my Facebook page and have a shop on Etsy with both what I have made and vintage textiles, mostly old Chinese ones: Etsy Shop.

 

Shop on Etsy:

 

Ann Ridge shop on Etsy - Vintage Chinese embroidery and textiles

 

Some of my work:

 

Front view of linen and lace dress showing large pockets, antique lace collar and Chogapko seams

Front view of linen and lace dress showing large pockets, antique lace collar and Chogapko seams.

 

Diaphanous Wallhanging of white & metallic gold silks etc in chogapko seam technique

Diaphanous Wallhanging of white & metallic gold silks etc in chogapko seam technique.

 

Ann Ridge Art Quilt, Postcards from Friends, detail

Postcards from Friends, detail

 

 

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