Enamelled Wall Hanging

Trish Gray

I really wasn’t interested in making things over spring and summer of 2020, so when the Autumn Guild magazine arrived, I had plenty of time to read it from cover to cover! I was really inspired by the article by Christine Williams, on her CGE selection pieces, and how she had used enamel pieces to form a ‘patchwork’. I particularly liked the idea, that by using a material background, it could be used to make a 3-dimensional form. I often make cloth patchworks for family and friends, so the thought of using enamel to make one was really intriguing. A good project for the winter…

Many years ago, I made a ‘city block’ cot quilt for my new born son. It used half-hexagons, and 3 shades of colour to create a visual 3D effect. I had really loved it, so it was the first idea that came to mind. So out came the graph paper, a protractor, a big ruler, and some coloured pens! I played with quite a few layouts.

 

2021Spring Wall 1

2021Spring Wall 2

 

2021Spring Wall 3

 

Trial Layouts