It is a simple transformation that allows a frosty snowflake to blossom into a sunny flower. It only takes a minor rearrangement to convey the transition from a sharp cold structure to an organic life form. With the help of a servo motor fabric flaps are turned over to accomplish the change of season in the patchwork.

The pattern is reminiscent of Islamic mosaics and demonstrates the versatility of these designs. The quilting technique is known as English Paper Piecing and the title ‘Jale’ is Persian for morning dew or dewdrop.

This work by Heike Sperber was part of the exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles. prettysmarttextiles.com

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