Painting on silk

June 22, 2017

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Hand woven, then stitched with love.

April 5, 2017

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A very relaxing activity combining yarns, threads & beads produced this delightful necklace for a very special little girl.

By creating a mini “loom” made on cardboard I was able to weave a background of textural soft pinky / mauve colours.

Sparkles from my bead collection were then sewn on … and voila, this necklace became ready to wear.


Natures colours

December 11, 2016

IMG_1658.JPGBotanical 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.


This piece was dyed using the power of sunshine – during a group workshop held by friends. Back home it was enhanced further with hand stitching to become a table centrepiece.

December 6, 2015
Sola dyed cotton with hand=stitching.

Sola dyed cotton with hand=stitching.


Back to the dyepots!

August 6, 2015

Winter in Dungog this year is a little chilling.  My dyeing dungeon (under the house) is not conducive to life!  But a spot of sunshine led me downstairs to awaiting dye pots and silk.

Over the year I have dabbled in various techniques to experiment my heart out, and there’s still more to do.  It’s now time to harness them in a book that I producing just for me.  What can I call this little book of experiments, I am wondering?  Your ideas are welcome!

Meantime here’s a few pics of my latest endeavours.

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Bridges of the Hunter exhibition in June 2014

March 30, 2014

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Preparing for an exhibition “Bridges of the Hunter” with my local textile group (Daughters on Dowling) I decided on a few different approaches.   Our exhibition is under the auspices of the Dungog Art Society and Arts Upper Hunter.

First job … sketch ideas, based on my photo of Cooreei Bridge which leads into my town of Dungog.    Thinking about the textures and shapes, I set to work creating felted “river rocks”.

As the black and white photo showed up the structure of the bridge and surrounds so well, I decided upon making my art piece in black and white – wow, a new experience for me especially as I love colour in all its glory.

These images show my early progress with this piece.

 

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Working in my wet room

January 7, 2014

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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