So here we are, at the 3rd installment in my MACHINE series. “Corkscrew” is made up of 3 separate quilts with the total dimensions 60×48 in. I love this invention, and what it represents – something is about to be opened with the hope that its time in isolation has succeeded in making something delicious.
The largest of the 3 quilts (40x30in) depicts a finished corkscrew. The second (20x30in) is based on a blueprint of the original design made in 1795 by Samuel Henshall, and the one on the right (60×18) is a celebration of various engineering concepts and simple machines: lever, pulley, wedge, wheel and axle etc.