This time I set myself the task of experimenting using the colour purple.
These have fans – so it seems purple is a popular colour. More experimentation is going to happen – I am hooked on dyeing silk! I encourage you to try it – as it is not difficult to do and is sooooo satisfying. Especially when people I show them to want to have them.
Having the pleasure of attending a workshop by Rae Woolnough of Sydney, I learnt so much about dyeing silk and felting woollen rovings. This is just one sample of a piece I produced at Rae’s workshop. More coming soon….
Watching the bird life in Dungog, provides the opportunity to see how time flies!
Along with my colleagues in the Daughters of Dowling embroiders group, I was inspired to create this piece.
The bird was composed entirely of different fabrics fused onto a supportive fabric, and then stitched onto the background fabric. Machine and hand stitches were worked into this piece to portray gum leaves.
All beading was hand stitched. This is a change of style for me and I enjoyed exploring this application.
One year ago I attended a 1-day workshop by Sydney artist Pam de Groote – shortly before I moved from city to country. So this meant I have only just returned to dyeing silk fabric with my newly purchased Landscape Dyes.
The glorious autumn weather is perfect for experimenting in my wet-room – it is not too cold there at the moment and a big tidy up motivated me to action.
This is my first day of experimentation on silk scarves. There was such an enjoyable activity – so come back soon as there will be more to come!
Born in Adelaide, a Sydney dweller until 2012 when I moved to Dungog in New South Wales, Australia, I welcome any enquiries regarding quilts or textile art pieces that may interest you.
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