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drewwatson
« on: March 07, 2010 05:00:51 PM »

Mini Hawaiian Whale Quilt Antique Reproduction w/ Archival Mounting

This tiny 2" x 2" piece is based on a Hawaiian theme Crib Quilt I restored for a client. I was captivated by the whales and the folky quality of the original textile. My goal was to miniaturize as many aspects of the original whale quilt as possible. I tried to match techniques and materials to stay true the inspiration of the original...
Blue Print for whale: circa 1860's
Brown "Seaweed" print for quilt binding: circa 1860's
Background fabric for photo: circa 1870's
(I'm going to make another mini whale quilt with this)
White Background: 19th Century cotton
mounting fabric: archival cotton twill
handmade miniature staples used for mounting
In the interest of complete authenticity, I also distressed and restored the binding and washed the little quilt. I especially like the way the corners crinkled and the piece came alive and puckered just like the original after washing. I noticed a little color loss in the binding and a little wicking of the surplus brown dye from the binding into the white background after washing...just like a real crib quilt.
I'll post better pictures soon and thanks to Craftster for the Challenge!
http://www.facebook.com/DrewWatsonTextileRestorationandConservation
description of the original piece and restoration job below...


description of the original piece and restoration job:
"Rare Hawaiian Whale theme crib quilt. Early 19th century. This piece was so fragile it literally could have blown apart in the wind when it came to me. It needed extensive restoration, stabilization, color touch-up, a proper mounting, and expert cleaning (by Robert Barone). This is what it's all about...I truly loved working on this project."


http://www.facebook.com/DrewWatsonTextileRestorationandConservation
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JCDillustration
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010 06:15:22 PM »

I love the whale motif - it is so whimsical! A lovely project.
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drewwatson
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010 05:08:44 PM »

thank you so much! it was a fun challenge, I usually work on antique quilts, flags, etc.
so this was quite a departure...my first attempt at tiny!
thanks again for looking...
Drew
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smallhold
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010 11:49:47 AM »

Drew, you have a wonderful job. How great to be able to work with textiles every day.
And how delicately you restored this. Impressive.
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"Hi, my name is Smallhold and I compulsively collect looms."
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Jane2
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010 08:49:46 PM »

I wasn't able to log onto your blog to leave a comment, just wanted to say:

GREAT WORK!!
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