Rain of Cats Textiles by Ivan Semesyuk
The crazy cat lady in me is always wondering why I don’t have enough cats emblazoned on everything I own… and why dont I? Probably because I’m a danger to myself and others if I tried to sew anything, but a wall of embroidered cats might be worth the risk.
This would be perfect for my dad. One of my clearest childhood memories is of him chopping wood every weekend and the big firewood pile on the edge of the woods next to our house. This makes me feel a little homesick :(
The material has been hand dyed with turmeric, tea and onions skins. Then hand printed with lino cuts to represent the larvae, workers, drones and the single queen bee. The quilt was then then pieced, quilted and bound by hand.
The bees are arranged in a rough imitation of the structure of a hive: the queen is surrounded by workers, each drone and larvae are attended by their own workers, while others form a circle to represent a “bee dance” and some stand guard at the entrance to the hive.
This is all kinds of amazing.
An original screen print on a canvas material
I want this hanging in my kitchen.