Magic by Neroli Henderson & more at the Sydney Quilt Show

Posted: June 20, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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The Wish by Neroli Henderson for the Magic challenge at the Sydney Quilt Show 2019
Artist Statement: ‘My magic wish sits in secret at the centre of this quilt. To read my message, take its photo with a flash. Now you see it, now you don’t. For Jill Meagher, Eurydice Dixon,  Aiia Maarsarwe and all the other women who never made it safely home.’
Materials & Techniques: Cotton fabric, Jacquard Lumiere paint and Pearl Ex pigments, Swarovski crystals, Opal dust, metallic threads, 100 wt ultrafine thread, reflective yarn, acrylic medium, metal foil, foil glue.
Fabric manipulation, painting, intensive quilting, foiled deckle edge
‘The text has been sewn with reflective yarn. It only shows up when very bright light is shone directly upon it, so this photo has been taken with a flash. The yarn used is a very find tape with reflective glass beads embedded in it, it appears grey when seen without light so is able to blend into the background.’
here’s a photo with the text hidden from Neroli’s facebook page
‘Whitewash’ by Neroli Henderson was another favourite
this antique boro coat blew me away
time and texture
from the Amuse Museum in Tokyo
a magic day full of inspiration for Jude Hill’s Patchwork in Perspective Pt 2!

  1. dinahmow says:

    Ooh! Looks so tactile! Thanks for the photos as I can’t see the “living” work.

  2. Rene Walkin says:

    Gosh! What beautiful work. I am blown away by the creativity to be found in this world. What a blessing the Internet is, to allow those of us who are far away, to participate by viewing. I am eternally grateful for the exposure granted to me by this medium.

  3. grace says:

    oh, just EEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeee…i would give ANYTHING to see the Boro Noragi in person
    THANK YOU so much for sending

  4. Liz A says:

    I was particularly captivated by “Whitewash” … imagining white backstitch outlining, how that might go …

    • Mo Crow says:

      I love how Neroli has combined her photography gicleé printed onto silk, quilted with 12wt (heavy) thread, here’s a link to the back of the piece-

  5. wildchild47 says:

    how absolutely fascinating, and wonderful – inspired and inspiring – it’s amazing to see how artists are creating, expanding boundaries, and yet doing so with such incredible thought and precision and care – it’s superb! thanks for sharing Mo – as others have said, it’s so great to be able to “see” these incredible pieces and installations, even from a world away 🙂

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Wild Child))) I should have taken a photo of the fabulous Fair Isle knitted cardigan my friend Maggie knitted over this past summer & wore to the show. She is such a gracious spiritwise soul, we get together each year for this pilgrimage & makes sure we see every quilt and remember to take a break for coffee halfway through.

      • wildchild47 says:

        thanks for the link — how wonderful is this? totally cool – fibre arts (of all kinds) rock 🙂

        sounds lovely – the cardi – LOL – I’d drive myself right mad trying to knit Fair Isle, even though I love so much of the patterning – and since my attention span is Nil lately, anything involving sticks and yarn is a no-show; oh well, I can always satisfy my curiosities (but not longing) by looking, and appreciating what’s on show 🙂

        Sounds like you have a marvelous time – and that’s great – special friendships are so worth treasuring – and it’s always exciting to visit these events with others who share similar interests and talents ~ cheers to another delightful outing for you and Maggie 🙂

        • Mo Crow says:

          Oh Ha! I tried to knit a vest back in the early 80’s, bought all the wool, a size 12 pattern & proceeded to knit each stitch so very tightly that I had to use a nail to prise open each stitch to get the needle in. After a ridiculous number of hours it ended up small enough to fit a six year old kid and very thick, I never tried to knit again!

          • wildchild47 says:

            LOL – oh, wow, if only someone had mentioned tension and gauge to you! sheesh* – innocent enough mistake, although to be sure, more than to put one off attempting anything more! But it’s not so difficult really – 2 stitches to master, then all kinds of combos …. but it does require patience! And most often, “focus” – but then, I think everyone finds their place in the “fingering arts” world, and plays to their talents, gifts and interests 🙂

  6. fiona says:

    oh Mo – this is astonishing work – what a great show to visit! I love the cleverness and the thinking about the ‘after dark’ words – the most beautiful and powerful thing. An honour and a tribute to those women…

  7. Hazel says:

    Thank you for sharing Neroli’s powerful message.
    The boro is beyond beautiful, imagining that jacket of Rod’s hanging out in such an exhibit some day!

  8. WOW for this post, and SWEET SUMMER SOLSTICE SALUTATION to you and yours dear Mo.
    “The Seventh Wave” by Sting (lyric and tune)

  9. Saskia says:

    that coat is something else, I would so much like to try it on and feel the weight of it on my shoulders

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