A dear friend gifted this probably almost vintage Trent Nathan wool jacket, and boy what a challenge ! I had this gem in my wardrobe for some time and alas I will need it as I am off to Melbourne and then out to Traralgon for a 3 day workshop with Cas Holmes ( I’m very excited ) The bundle was hard work but worth the arm / hand strain
I have produced some new dress/slips to go into a couple of catwalk events.
I enjoy this immensely letting my inner fashion designer out ….I also have a daughter with a good eye and this helps make the final decisions.
having fun with socks.. sandwiched with eucalyptus and a little bit of clary sage on silk.
the little frames are mixed media silk and wool with some doodle stitching…..
We bundled up wool scarves/ shawls in readiness for winter …..the copper did her bit and the magic of Eucalyptus has discovered
This material is one of my first loves and when i started using eucalyptus in my practice the two made the best ever combination.
Recycle …..Renew ….. Sustainable
The wool used here will be made into cushions and table runners, but in the past clothing as well.
wool on the bottom with silk on top
mirror image by laying silk on top of the wool before rolling up
the magic pot
It seems ages since I bundled at home …. odd really, but I have a local gig next weekend a Festival named Zest Fest and it keeps me busy as I am on the steering committee, loads of work but really worth the effort.
So now I have some new stock for my stall lovely wool vests.
Blue its every where I look …… some how I seemed to have missed the indigo train.
But I have played with some paper ….
It is not indigo but a wash of hibiscus tea that starts out pink
a little stitching and I still dream of blue ….
Some of my new thread has been dyed and I will stitch the” sample ” from the unidentified eucalyptus to a navy blue linen shift from my favorite op shop…
I unwrapped a couple of the test samples that I had in the pot yesterday, I was not only testing leaves but fabric too. A silk wool blend, an unknown from an op shop, some new silk and wool blanket. I will let the photos show you the results. My only statement is that my Eucalyptus Cinerea is stunning at the moment we have not had much rain and am wondering if that makes the difference. We have two names so far Euc Crenulata or Euc Pulverulenta, thanks to those who commented are we any closer…. does it matter ?
cinerea on the left unidentified on the right