It only happens every so often….once in a blue moon….. our son was born on one nearly 19 years ago, so they are pretty special to us.
I spent a day in November at an indigo/shibori workshop which was a real treat, great fun and very informative.
and while away camping I have started to build a stitched blue moon…..
A body of work is born with a couple of days away camping in the Scenic Rim
The “Gumridge Collection ” will be available for purchase through my instagram account soon so if you wish to see them ……. follow me ecowott
pot on the boil
barb wire nest
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.
I am afraid I cant even remember my last post …… most of my time has been gobbled up by work, end of year school events, family and other types of media. I have become a bit of an instagram girl, one photo and some wording quick and easy or lazy might be another term. Christmas is around the corner and we are camping at the beach for a week keeping us well away from the yule tide craziness that sweeps this nation. Our camp sadly is not some secluded beach hide away but a caravan park at a lovely little beach @ Elliott Heads near Bundaberg. I do have a pot and some scarves with me and I will roll some bundles this afternoon and boil a brew on gas. But in the mean time the water beckons.
I love nothing more than potting around the camp, rolling a couple of bundles then building the fire for my pot. We had a strong southerly winds that challenged us and a spot of rain. Bundjalung National Park has a creek that I collected the water for the pot, it is tannin and slightly bracken( not sure if this made any difference to the outcome) Dyed two lots of silk embroidery thread using lids to sandwich the leaves and thread.
I played with paper, wool blanket, milky merino stitched into infinity scarves, wool jersey and a long sleeve thermal just for me.
detail on thermal
refreshed after a winter weekend camp at the beach, lots of walks…. and some bundling for me! you will see the results in my next post.
the old track runs across our path at our camp in Manilla just lovely to see the old structure no longer in use but still standing. It gave up some more spikes for me and I played with some paper and tea to day.
We have moved from the beach inland to a little town north of Tamworth…. Manilla and we had a very chilly night and Jasper had bundled his own woolen vest i picked up at an op shop. I don’t think I will be able to get it off his back it hasn’t even had a rinse yet !!
at our beach our magic beach…..
I took a linen shirt with me on our camp trip it got a stitching tune up, I played with sea water and soy milk mordant. I am pleased with the result…. it has not been rinsed yet, but I did get a press along with the linen/cotton napkins that got the treatment too.