By a Thread Red

By a Thread Red

Artist: Lotta Helleberg

Title: By a Thread Red

Attribution: By a Thread Red, 2021, Lotta Helleberg

Year: 2021

Materials: Repurposed vintage quilt, madder dye, threads

Dimensions: 26" x 26"

Image Statement: By a Thread Red is part of a series of artwork originating from a tattered vintage courthouse step quilt. The blocks were separated, repaired, and over dyed, using natural dyes. They were then reassembled to create a new nine patch quilt. Each of the pieces have their own characteristics and color ways, and the handwork of the original makers is highly present and influential in the quilts’ reincarnation.