August 16, 2016
Don’t you just love the feel of pure silk?
Dungog’s weather is losing its biting chill that keeps me out of my cold wet room. Warming midday sunshine is beckoning me to this special place where I can dye to my hearts content. Dyeing silk is a delicious activity and shibori techniques are always so enjoyable for their surprise element.
July 26, 2016
Getting my paintbrushes wet during a few short wintery hours in the warmth of my working studio, these little pieces emerged. Textile paints were applied to fabric.
I have a few ideas about what to do with these mini landscapes…….. And for now they need time to brew. Let’s wait and see.
July 11, 2016
Time for a little dalliance……
Needing a few greeting cards and finding time to relax with brush & paint, I created these.Acrylic pants and silk fabric I added hand stitch to create interest and unify the colours.
Sometimes it feels good to be aloof from big challenges and simply relax with tiny ones, such as these hand printed cards.
June 3, 2016
After working on such a large wet-felted piece (see previous post) my body needed more restful activities ….and so did my Roxy!
So the last few weeks have been devoted to working with printing and painting on pure silk scarves. Using paints well suited to maintain the soft feel of fabric works best on silk. My other favourite technique is to mix and apply thickened dye solutions for a more painterly effect.
Have a look at these results.