I have been busy making….. sewing and hand stitching garments then a dip in the bundle pot, in readiness for the annual Arts in the Olives Festival, along with Open Studios and the opening of our new little CO-OP venture in Canungra aptly named Scenic Rim Artisans
eucalyptus on wool jersey
love those marks
The little shop / co op venture is at 8 Kidston st Canungra QLD 4275
Scenic Rim Artisans
on the clothes rack
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
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…..
the joy of un bundling never diminishes …. i now have a lovely soft set of cuffs ….. and a piece of tube silky merino sadly not big enough for India Flint’s great idea here
a while back we came across a malleys laundry boiler ( Bertha )and while it worked it was a gem, but alas the element died and a replacement was more $ than I expected. Peter came across an old gas fired copper at a garage / yard sale and bought it for me. What a find it is bubbling away as I type, filled with the makings of a wool blanket coat and a piece of silky merino.
we had a nice break away at the beach camping and I got two brews of silk done both with stunning results and some silk twinning too.
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
I have taken on a commission which I rarely do (they make me nervous) but this is for a new baby so how could I say no.
Because the pot is going to be on anyway, I gathered up a few pieces of my own one needed renewing and the other blouse a nice Op Shop ( thrift store) find.
detail on dress
detail on dress
I am eternally grateful to India Flint for teaching me this wonderful art that I can wear on my body.
We had a great day @ Beechmont on Sunday the weather was kind and Bertha boiled up some wonderful cloth and paper.
The group was diverse which is always a joy as everyone was happy to go with their intuition, and let their creative juices flow. The seed has been sown for a two to three day workshop for a bit more extension on what has already been learned so I will keep you posted on the details.
Then this morning a dash to Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens to deliver stock for this weeks Botanique Bazaar @ the Richard Randell Studio from Teusday15/07/14 to Sunday 20/17/14 and a big thanks to Bettina Palmer for running this event. While I was there Bettina asked me to supply 3 outfits for the Fashion Parade’s at the Brisbane Ekka ( Queensland’s largest agricultural show / fair )