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!
October 24, 2016
Stepping aside from intense colour to try my hand at softer muted tones, has been my practice this October. Using various “Resisrs” has helped to reduce another layer of intensity. And here are some results on silk.
October 3, 2016
Creating lovely silk scarves continues to be a passion of mine. Here I have worked intuitively allowing my hands to direct the paintbrush. Curiously, I always enjoy the outcomes that result from a freewheeling approach. I feel that the warmth of black (my colour mix) provides a moody contrast to the application of strong warm & cool colours. And the shapes seem to injection spontaneity.
August 16, 2016
Don’t you just love the feel of pure silk?
Dungog’s weather is losing its biting chill that keeps me out of my cold wet room. Warming midday sunshine is beckoning me to this special place where I can dye to my hearts content. Dyeing silk is a delicious activity and shibori techniques are always so enjoyable for their surprise element.
June 3, 2016
After working on such a large wet-felted piece (see previous post) my body needed more restful activities ….and so did my Roxy!
So the last few weeks have been devoted to working with printing and painting on pure silk scarves. Using paints well suited to maintain the soft feel of fabric works best on silk. My other favourite technique is to mix and apply thickened dye solutions for a more painterly effect.
Have a look at these results.