August 2017 – Artspring, Salt Spring Island
The inspiration for the title of the show came about at a retreat on Mt Washington where the group gathered to explore natural dyeing techniques and eco printing. One of the members presented the group with a challenge to create something with an indigo dyed square of cotton that she provided. The idea was to work spontaneously with rusted metal, then add embroidery and other embellishments to create an individual but connected piece.
Nine individual pieces were created and “loosely connected” with rusty washers to form a single artwork. The title speaks to the women’s varied artistic backgrounds such as painting, drawing, and traditional quilting, and how the group is connected through the inspiration they get from island life.