Wearing an apron like this one does lift the heart & mind, when work is to be done!
Playing with Procion MX dyes again in my wet room that I have named “the underground” – I am uplifted by the coolness of the room , which being under the main part of our house is an escape from the summer heat. And an escape from household chores!
These little sketches were made during a short holiday around Scone, Nundle, and Moree in NSW.
You may know that since then I have been attending watercolour classes, and at this stage, I must say my previous sketches delight more than my current pieces. More practice is needed!!
Anyway here are a few of simply lovely holiday-time views of the Ozzie countryside. Love to hear what you like about them.
Summer weather provides the ideal temperature to work in my cool wet-room.
Working with procion MX dyes on cotton fabric, and experimenting with painting, these aprons turned out nicely.
These aprons will come in handy for my friend who cooks absolutely wonderful food at our local cafe, ChillBillies.
Together with my friend Lurline, we have planned a great list of activities for 10 creative ladies here in Dungog.
This list of activities is what we have planned for the day.
Parfait Dyeing for random texture
Snow Dyeing Plastic bag/takeaway container dyeing & thread dyeing
Soy Wax resist technique
Painted dyeing for controlled imagery
Thickened dyes with syringe
Discharging to remove colour
Demonstration – deconstructed screen printing
I wait with great anticipation to see what creative marks arise from their hands and minds! Going to be a fun day.
The heat of an Ozzie summer is perfect for dyeing. Especially when dyeing with Procion MX as batching responds to the hot temperature.
I find my wet-room, which is in the understory of our home, offers a meditative retreat from the daily tasks.