Tiles (orange, red, pink)

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£550.00
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£550.00
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Linen quilt. Cotton wadding. Cotton thread. Hand pieced, hand quilted

136 x 116 cm

2022

Unframed

Homeware


“This quietly cheerful colour palette has a mid-century feel that is best captured in the works of Ad Reinhardt and Ellsworth Kelly. It was the starting point of this quilt design, a geometric assembly of diamonds and elongated hexagons. Some designs can be difficult to assemble with a sewing machine, this one is one of them. I have used the English paper piecing technique: the pattern is drawn on an A1 piece of heavy paper, then cut up into individual pieces which are covered with fabric and reassembled with hand stitches. The process is time consuming but almost limitless in terms of design. In traditional quilts it is mostly used to make hexagon quilts, often arranged into floral patterns.” - Catherine-Marie Longtin

About the artist

Catherine-Marie Longtin is a Montreal-born quilter and textile artist. She learned sewing from her mother and started sewing table linens and duvet covers as a teenager. After an academic career and a PhD in cognitive science that took her from Montreal to Paris, Lyon, and Cambridge (UK), she decided to go back to her passion for textiles and art.

Since 2016 she has had a studio in South East London, near her home where she lives with her husband and two children. Her quilts reflect her love of textiles, colour and abstract art.

Central to her work is the blurring of boundaries between art and craft and her influences range from artists such as Josef and Anni Albers, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, Louise Bourgeois, but also of quilters like the Gee’s Bend and Bosna Quilts collectives.

Process is an important part of her work that she delights in - enjoying the tactility of the process; creating some pieces "improv" with hand stitching, whilst others may be carefully drawn out in advance and using machine work. She hopes that clients will also enjoy the physicality of her pieces: "feel the weight of the quilt on their lap, touch the surface dimpled by stitches, enjoy the meeting of colours and textures. Quilts have the tactile physicality that often separates arts and crafts." 

It is possible to be rooted in tradition yet push the boundaries to forge a deeply personal path, and in doing so challenge the viewer’s perception of what a craft can be.

Watch - In The Studio With Catherine-Marie Longtin

Shipping

As we’re handling fragile artworks, we carefully wrap all pieces and only use a signed service for all of our shipping.

UK Shipping: £12
EU Shipping: £40 *
Rest of World: £50 *
Collection by appointment from Hackney Downs Studios, E8 2BT: £2

*Additional customs and duties may apply and are the responsibility of the buyer.

Returns

Once you have received your artwork, you have 14 days to return it to us for a full refund if you are not happy with it. Please note that the work must be returned in its original condition and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of the return shipment, and we reccomend that you use a tracked and signed for service. If your work has been damaged during transit then please contact us via the contact page and we will help get to the bottom of it with you.

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