Summer weather provides the ideal temperature to work in my cool wet-room.
Working with procion MX dyes on cotton fabric, and experimenting with painting, these aprons turned out nicely.
These aprons will come in handy for my friend who cooks absolutely wonderful food at our local cafe, ChillBillies.
Together with my friend Lurline, we have planned a great list of activities for 10 creative ladies here in Dungog.
This list of activities is what we have planned for the day.
Parfait Dyeing for random texture
Snow Dyeing Plastic bag/takeaway container dyeing & thread dyeing
Soy Wax resist technique
Painted dyeing for controlled imagery
Thickened dyes with syringe
Discharging to remove colour
Demonstration – deconstructed screen printing
I wait with great anticipation to see what creative marks arise from their hands and minds! Going to be a fun day.
The heat of an Ozzie summer is perfect for dyeing. Especially when dyeing with Procion MX as batching responds to the hot temperature.
I find my wet-room, which is in the understory of our home, offers a meditative retreat from the daily tasks.
Today my group, the Daughters on Dowling, visited the wonderful textile art gallery at Hamilton (Newcastle). What inspirational and delightful creativity we were exposed to. Our spirits were lifted, and our purses were lighter due to purchases we just could not resist.
The exhibition “Layered” comprised pieces made by members of NCEATA and is on for another few weeks. Absolutely wonderful pieces of artistic work of the highest quality. A great spectrum of creativity & vibrancy. I highly recommend visiting Timeless Textiles in Hamilton, Newcastle – you wont be disappointed and your hearts may be singing like ours were as we departed the shop door.
Summer heat is well and truly here at Dungog – 38 degrees outside but under the house in my wet room it is cooler. A great time to play with dyes on silk and here are a few scarves to show how lovely the Landscape dyes work. By stepping just outside my wet room this is the view I see every day. With a good rain the golden hills turn luscious green and wallabies come to graze in the back paddock.
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