Dyeing silk chiffon

September 16, 2017

Using wax as a resist with my dyes on silk chiffon, I am excited by this result. My purchase of a copper tjap not so long ago, worked a treat to give clear & distinct imagery on this pure silk scarf.

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Wax, dye & silk

September 15, 2017

Spring sunshine in Dungog beckons me into my cool downstairs wet-room … hooray!

It’s a good time now to wax lyrical …. get out my copper Printing tools and experiment with my range of dyes.

Here, silk has been printed with wax (to act as a resist) before dyes are painted on, to then be batched.  An update showing the result is coming shortly.

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Springtime felted landscape

September 6, 2017

Springtime is providing the “bounce”,  getting hands wet and into merino wool again.  Here’s a photo taken before it was framed.

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Our land & sea

August 18, 2017

More wet felting from my hands was inspired by a few days by the sea.


Wet felting

August 13, 2017

Made this felted piece just a few weeks ago using cotton background to anchor merino fleece,silk, & yarns.  Now framed and hanging around, looking for a special home to go to.

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Wet felting … introducing essence of abstraction.

August 7, 2017

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Here I show 3 stages of felting a piece using merino wool, silk fabric pieces, &  cotton muslin.  A white prefelt backing was added during the felting when I realised additional thickness was needed.

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Next step?  Is to add stitch to create textural interest.


Getting ready!

July 31, 2017

IMG_2272Getting ready for a Dungog by Design exhibition later this year, I played around with this piece of wood.  Silk and beads embellishments created this, hopefully it will put smiles on cat loving faces!