March 5, 2017
Embracing the opportunity of summer’s super heat to do some botanical dyeing on silk, and then introducing some extra hues of the rainbow, brought delightful results.
These colours are permanent because I avoid plants that produce fugitive dyes, and the effect brings colours that are so so soft, yet retain the colour of Australia’s bush.
December 14, 2016
The idea of combining natural colours grown from the botanical world with my purchased dyes applied to show a botanical theme is displayed here. Three scarves with three different approaches have created a harmony of colour and imagery using pigments of the land and the shop!
December 11, 2016
Botanical printing, I find, has a tendency to produce unpredictable imagery which sometimes needs something extra. In this instance I added colour, carefully placing it to enhance the natural earthy botanical tones with colours of the sky recently seen during our summer storms. This scarf is a beauty.
November 29, 2016
Spring time colours has brought subdued colours to our landscape, the early mornings in particular.
Springing into Shibori dyeing once thonk my technique is improving. The movement in this silk piece is gracious.
Attending a whirlwind mini workshop at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery I came home with this tiny paper pod. Whilst small in size, I gained enough inspiration and knowledge to make larger pieces at home. They are still drying… will show these to you soon.