Dungonian Stones

August 23, 2013

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Jenny (in the blue) and I who are members of this group – the Daughters on Dowling – walked everyone through to create these wonderful stones.  The first one was my sample to inspire everyone into action, and the second  (blue) I made during the workshop.

We were all on a 2-day retreat at “The Bower” a fabulous workshop/accommodation retreat located a little away from Dungog.

Working with had-dyed scrim, wool felts, tyvek, beads, and hand stitch, our love of nature was expressed in these creations.   They will form a small part of our exhibition planned for 2014, “Bridges & Viaducts of the Hunter”.   Don’t you just love all of our creations as shown in the photograph.  Some are yet to be finished, some have been.


Landscape Dyes

August 14, 2013

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More time experimenting with Landscape Dyes on silk has produced these results.

This addictive activity is driving me to continue to find new ways of creating lines and shapes.

Love to hear what you think, and if you have favourite ways to mark silk with these wonderful dyes.


Theme for Latitude Quilts – Memories.

August 3, 2013

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Snookums the hospital cat kept me company when as a small child I required hand surgery.   A very strong memory it has been.

When Latitude Quilts set the theme I just had to portray this memory, also one of my sea-life background.

This is my entry to that theme.  You may see more pieces other Latitude Quilters made by visiting this site.

Commercial and my hand-dyed cotton fabrics were used for all mosaic pieces.