Back in April American Made Brand announced their challenge with the introduction of their new line of solid cottons grown and manufactured in America. I found it difficult to find the fabric because it took some time to find it's way into on-line shops and LQS, but eventually I managed to locate the amount and colours I wanted.
You could enter up to two entries and this is the first one I made. Now I didn't follow instructions - design had to represent from farm to fabric - to me it spoke a feeling I needed to express. Our Valley was nearly wiped from the map with storm Irene. We are a farming valley, farming families, farming community, we relate to the earth.
Broken homes, broken paths, some connected and some not. Loss of some families moving on, others remaining to re-build because the Valley is in their heritage.
The black of the darkness of the night as the waters rose, not knowing what would be left come morning. Red barns on farms that have been in generations of families. The blue of the morning that came after. Green fields that came from the re-birth and yellow for those who carried on the light.
I'll share my second piece tomorrow.
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