Dungog textile-art exhibitions

March 20, 2013


I know of two very interesting textile art exhibitions coming up this year in Dungog…..more details coming later.

 In preparation for audience attendance, I am making these mini-pieces to encourage tactile fingers from touching the quilts.

As you can imagine, if one hand touches the quilt (as we are tempted to do) that creates no problem, but if 50 hands touch the quilt is likely to become marked.   Textile artists who exhibit their fine pieces of textile art will appreciate any encouragement to look with the eyes, not with the hands!



Playing around with wax and dyes

March 12, 2013

A great weekend it was…..indulged activity with fabric, dyes, wax, and lots of techniques.  

All orchestrated by a wonderfully talented teacher, Tracey McNichol from Newcastle.  If ever you get the chance to do a workshop with Tracey, just do it!

And as if that was not enough, Marion Stewart spoilt us rotten with her sumptous cooking whilst we “made ourselves at home” at her craft retreat, the Bower at Main Creek, a stone’s throw from Dungog.

Here’s a tiny sample of my achievements.   All of these pieces were made from the same three coloured pots of dyes.  Magic!

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Playing with paper & paste

March 4, 2013

Dungog has been cut off from the rest of the world for a few days.  All roads linking to larger towns, have been flooded.

Thank goodness for paper and paste – and time to play – constructing small collage pieces depicting mainly the landscape theme.

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