A couple of posts ago I had mentioned that I had been invited to contribute to the RNA Brisbane Exhibition’s Agricultural Pavilion – Gardens Platform Horti-Couture
Wearing your Garden catwalk parade at the Ekka ( Brisbane’s Show / Agricultural Fair )
Well I have ….. and the first parade is on at lunchtime Saturday 9th then Wednesday 13th then again on Saturday 16th.
I have made a dress from a deconstructed wool polo ( a skill well taught by India Flint and the Shape Shifter workshop), a pinafore from a man’s shirt and wool leggings with a linen skirt. I do hope that Bettina can send me some photos of the models… but here is a sneak preview
I made this pinafore from a ladies linen shirt and I took it to Brisbane when the Botanique sale was on ….. Ula spotted it when we were unpacking she decide then and there that it would be her’s I had to make a couple of adjustments and must admit it looks great on her slim square frame.I have been playing with the new camera on my phone….. very funky arty shots
I have tested some silk fabric I bought at the fabric store in Brisbane, a silk / lycra mix with a lovely sheen and slight stretch. One of my students used a piece at the workshop a couple of weeks ago and the outcome was a little disappointing ( I have bought 2 meters of this fabric ! ) I soaked the silk first in water and vinegar and layered it with leaves and sandwiched it in the copper plate, along with lids, leaves and more silk squares BINGO !!! I also had two silk pinafore aprons made from upcycled silk shirts in the same pot one is a copper colour and one baby pink…. (I was not sure of the out comes here….. but have been pleasantly surprised )
fowler vacola lid!
I am off to Mt Tamborine tomorrow to my friend Bec Andersen’s Studio to part take in a Sandra Pearce workshop Mono Printing . I am a bit excited as it is a different medium for me, I have got a stash of leaves and flowers to take with me but other than that I will keep you posted with my out comes. Mean while I will un bundle two silk pinafore/ aprons tomorrow… what will that bring ??
I am thrilled with yesterdays bundles the soya milk mordant has worked a treat on the cotton wool blend. the leaves I collected have not shown the impact that I suspected from them, except one slim longish leaf I that only had a couple of. The silk pinafore is light and delicate as its new to be owner was after a subtle out come. The Baby wear I will get posted onto Etsy soon but if you cant wait just contact me for more details.
those longish leaves