Sunday, November 23, 2014

silver water

Silver Water   2012    indigo on rayon and on linen with shibori markings, tucked seam, hand quilted with embroidery floss   14" x 54"   detail shown above

Silver Water 2012, Judith e Martin
Silver Water side b  2012  Judith e Maritn

Silver Water 2012  side b  procion dyed cotton and rayon, hand quilted with embroidery floss  14" x 54|"  (detail above)

Silver Water is in private collection  

Monday, November 17, 2014


Lake  Indigo and hand stitch on silk, 2014  Judith e Martin
168 cm h x 133 cm w   (66" h x 52" w)
Materials: re-purposed linen damask, hemp silk blend fabric, indigo dye, cotton embroidery and quilting threads  (bamboo batt)
Techniques:  paste resist, hand embroidery, hand quilting.   (Entirely hand stitched)
the tuck that seams the two pieces of indigo dyed cloth together creates a horizon line.

The backing (not shown here) is pieced wool and cotton dyed with indigo (stitch resist)

Lake is available.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bachelard Series

Bachelard Series:  Memories  2012   film photographs, thread, artist canvas, hand stitch, framed in shadowbox under glass, 18" h x 22" w

Bachelard Series:  Solitude  2012   film photographs, thread, artist canvas, hand stitch, framed in shadowbox under glass, 18" h x 22" w

Exhibition Record
2012 - Three of the Bachelard series were shown at the Perivale Gallery for the 2012 season.   One of them sold.

2014 - These two are currently at the Art Gallery of Sudbury art rental, contact the gallery for more information.     705 675 4871.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


 Yin Yin side a   2013
27 inches high, 36 inches wide
materials:  plant dyed linen, procion dyed velvet, cotton thread, wool batt, backed with wool gauze
techniques:  reverse of reverse applique, hand quilting
Yin Yin side b   2013
27 inches high, 36 inches wide
materials:   natural wool gauze, procion dyed silk velvet, cotton button thread, wool batt, backed with plant dyed linen
techniques:  reverse applique, hand quilting

The title reminds us that this piece does not have an outer  side, rather it has two inner sides.  No yang, just two yin.

Juried by Sue Benner and Patty Hawkins into Visions: The Sky's The Limit
Opening in visions quilt museum October 3, 2014
Award:  Friends of Fiber Art International as the quilt that most reflects the universality of artistic expression
Published:  Visions: The Sky's The Limit catalogue

Show continues until January 4, 2015

Tuesday, August 12, 2014



18" x 32" , 2014
materials: felt, silk threads, vintage table linen
technique:  hand stitch, framed under glass
Someone stitched this cloth years ago.  
Neglected for years, yet saved because it is beautiful. 
I strive to make my marks harmonious with hers.
Time is caught with thread.  

Exhibition Record

2014   Included in the Lucky Protection solo exhibition at the Northern Artist Gallery (Artists On Elgin), in Sudbury Ontario for the month of February, 2014
2014 , Stitches Across Time:   Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Ontario September 12-November 9

Judith e Martin was a juror for Threads Across Time, and was invited to display one piece.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

naata cloth

Naata Cloth  2014
60 cm x 76 cm  (24 x 30)
Materials:  silk brocade, linen, cotton perle threads
Technique:  raw edge applique, chain stitch, french knots, bead stitch, all by hand
Matted and framed in shadow box under glass
Materials:  linen, silk brocade, cotton perle threads
Technique: hand stitched applique, embroidery
Photo:  Judith e Martin
Exhibition Record
2014:  Lucky Protection solo exhibition, Northern Artist Gallery in Artist on Elgin premises,
          Elgin Street, Sudbury    
Sold into private collection

Friday, June 6, 2014

Energy Cloth

Energy Cloth 2011
153 cm h x 153 cm w  (60 inches x 60 inches)
Materials:  re-purposed cotton, procion dye, perle cotton thread, flocked upholstry fabric
Technique:  wax resist, hand stitched embroidery-quilting     Photo:  Judith e Martin
Energy Cloth 2011, detail
153 cm h x 153 cm w
Materials:  procion dye with wax resist on repurposed cotton bed sheet, two layer quilt, the backing is flocked upholstry satin
Technique:  batik and hand embroidery - french knots, back stitch, ladder stitch, running stitch, all stitching goes through both layers of cloth                                         Photo:  Judith e Martin

Exhibition Record
2011:  Ontario Craft Juried exhibition, Ontario Craft gallery, Queen Street, Toronto
2012:  Invited to exhibit at the national Canadian Quilt Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia
2012:  Invited to represent Canada in Traditions in Transition, curated by Sandra Reford
           at the Carrefour Du Patchwork in Alsace France.  Canada was the guest country
2012:  Included in the Quiet Zone exhibition at World of Threads, Oakville, Canada, curated by Dawne Rudman
2012:  Included in Traditions in Transition when it was exhibited at Joshua Creek Heritage Centre, Oakville, Ontario Canada
2013:  Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island.
2014:  Art Gallery of Sudbury art rental, Sudbury Ontario.