excitedly I booked for a week with Elizabeth Bunsen at Summer School in Ballarat, sadly Elizabeth had to cancel but I am sure we will see her again some time soon.
So now I am going to spend a week with Roxanne Laskey immersing myself in threads of meaning. Just think a whole week no cooking/washing or cleaning….. just stitching !
I have been working on a couple of pieces for the exhibition The Challenge
re-purposed linen table runner……. dipped in the ocean….. bundled with leaves ….then filled with white stitches
The other is Black and White very out of my comfort zone I have built a collage using a technique taught by Cas Holmes
it is an ode to my Grandfather Aubrey and still in need of more stitching to finish this piece off
about a year ago a few of us started a textile group that meets monthly in our geographical region.
We became a group attached to the Queensland Branch of ATASDA
( Australia Textile Art & Surface Design Association ) Officially know as ATASDA Scenic Rim Group ” Women of the Cloth ”
Excitedly we have embarked on our first exhibition early next year ……
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 ….
My little jar of tissue silk and silk floss sat for a whole two weeks ….. i am not so good on the store side of life ! The coreopsis is a sunny colour, the silk string and floss that wrapped my little bundles came out a wonderful shade the tissue silk is destine for string twining .
I have been having fun with water colour paper and am very pleased with the results…… same idea as bundling just with paper instead of cloth. I use the small ones as swing tags for my scarves and clothing and the larger ones become little artist books.
silkyoak / blacked eyed susan
swing tag material
my first book
my first book
wow what a day … learning about a different medium but still so in touch with nature ….
the whole lot
Loads of fun bundling , sharing , laughter and learning. My big pot got the work out of its life these girls were unstoppable and keen to challenge themselves and at times even my abstract mind !
A big thank you to Jacki at ATASDA for inviting me to tutor, I left yesterday with a gift of a piece of copper that I will cherish for years to come thank you Elaine.
Thank you one and all catch up again soon :)
communal un bundling
my new piece of copper
Jacki’s journel cover
a bit of stiching by Lyn
Gayles hany work
I have a two day tutor gig in Brisbane this weekend through ATASDA Qld Branch thanks to Jacki.
I have been busy collecting some resources today as I am not sure or my street scape or surrounds for collecting windfall.
from a local coppiced tree
not sure what it is?
nice big pot (50cm across)
Morton Bay Ash
The results are in an the noil scrim is great I was a bit concerned because the weave is a bit open. I used a couple of different leaves on the wool blanket only to discover they don’t give any colour but… wool is wonderful in the way it imprints the leaves / flowers texture.
brachychiton leaf sily oak flower
silk oak flower
quandong brachychiton flowers (red bits )
unbunling (low light)
( low light )
dry noil scrim apricot and green