Title: Rosette Nebula
Maker: Kay Leech, textile artist
Techniques used: Jam jar dyed fabric, further colour added using Inktense blocks. Hand embroidery and machine quilting.
"The original dyeing on the fabric made me think of a nebula and I had started to do some embroidery. However, it was a UFO - unfinished object. My daughter, who works in the Physics Department at York University told me about the project. Immediately I knew that I wanted to finish the piece. I looked online at photographs of different nebula and the Rosette Nebula photograph just spoke to me.
I am currently studying for the City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Diploma and felt that this added a different challenge to my portfolio. I loved the idea of a communal piece of textile work commemorating the bicentenary of a scientific organisation."