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My long neglected art site: Orbek Online

My Etsy store: OrbekonEtsy

An example of a recent piece:

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My textile art can be viewed at www.meliors.net. I repurpose old blankets and natural fibres with embroidery, crochet and other handmade techniques to make installations and individual pieces that respond directly to environmental issues, especially extraction and more recently industrial agriculture. My intention with these works is to make art that is beautiful enough for people to be able to hold their attention to the issues I raise, such as mining disasters, oil spills and climate change. Mostly it seems hard for people to look straight at these issues for long because its so ugly and depressing to contemplate.
However, I got frustrated with this subtle approach and lately I've started making banners for use in protests and rallies.
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Welcome to permies Meliors Ruth
Have you met the incredibly cool endemic basket fungus?

I thought of that (among other things) when I saw your beautiful installation.
 
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The only artistic capability I have is in ceramics. This is my favorite pot I've made.

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Here's some pins I just finished. Lasercut wood from a drawing I did a couple weeks ago.
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I taught my friend Brian to quilt a few years ago in exchange for him giving me rides to places I need to go (don't drive due to vision disability). Now we quilt all the time! I've found this helps me train my remaining vision to focus and distinguish between various colors and patterns.

Here is a chicken quilt we made from the huge bin of scraps that we've generated over the past 3 years. (the combs are the four little points at the top of each block) I wanted to do a permaculture pattern AND use up waste pieces at the same time.

I spread the lap quilt out on my bed so I could take a picture. By the time I came back with my camera, my cats had found the quilt and settled in for a nap.

 
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Jennifer that is beautiful! I would love to make myself a quilt. Do you think it's fairly easy to teach oneself?
 
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Cassie - if you can make that beautiful vase, you can make a quilt. Like all things, it just takes a little practice. If you have a tv, there are several quilting shows on PBS as well as many excellent Youtube resources. Most areas also have quilting guilds and people are often very helpful to newcomers. Fabric and craft stores also hold classes. Or if someone you know sews, piecing the quilt should be a piece of cake.
 
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Just found this site which is wonderful - I cannot take credit for this work; it's my husband's.
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This is our Gate of Gratitude here are Growing Futures Kenya for our wonderful sponsors! If you want to know more about how we feel you can continue to our blog at Gate of Gratitude, Opening the Future
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Here's a picture of the front of my mother's lap quilt (her Christmas present this year). The picture was taken by the longarm artist (a big machine that actually quilts the top/batting/bottom together) so it's at a bit of an odd angle. I'll post better pictures when I get them. The quilt still has to be bound, thus the raw edges.

This pattern is called "Lady of the Lake".

 
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I love the flowers around the edges.
 
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African Pride. More art from Growing Futures Kenya!
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