Time to take a break….

May 8, 2012

If you look closely you will spot what I saw when I took a break from working on my abstraction quilt.

This small kangaroo was happily munching on the grass, on the other side of our back fence.

We often get a family of 5 kangaroos visiting for nibbles, one a mother with a tiny joey in her pouch.

Sorry, I have not yet got a photo of her but I am keeping my eye out and camera ready.


Textile Art for TOCAL exhibition

May 2, 2012

Forgive my  poor photography which shows reflected fluro lights –

this framed piece is being entered into the Art Society’s exhibition at the Tocal Field Days – an annual event held this coming weekend.  

Tocal agricultural college is a short drive from Dungog.

This piece, “Forest Floor”, was made with monoprints using Jo Sonja acrylic paints, cotton and silk fabrics, deconstructed screen print, and to create additional texture hand stitching was applied.   It has a very earthy appearance.

Dyeing using Landscape Dyes for wool & silk

May 1, 2012

Landscape Dyes are Australian made

and they come in the most divine range of colours.

A one-day workshop with ATASDA in Sydney

introduced me to world of Landscape Dyes –

I came home with an excited heartbeat.
Once my ordered goodies arrive in the mail, I will be experimenting with much more dyeing.  Watch this spot!