March 13, 2017
I dyed this pure silk scarf to showcase the wonder of nature. Incorporating hues from eucalypts especially grown for this purpose in my garden, strong visual texture has made for a soft but crunchy interplay.
Colours of Dungog
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.
February 13, 2017
Our Ozzie summer heat in Dungog (so many days of 40+ degrees) saw me largely confined indoors during the past sizzling three weeks.
Working in the studio brought about feats of completion. Lots of dyeing on silk, some Lino printing on paper, and the finale’ of the felted piece shown on the previous entry. Mainly more felting with the Ddition of hand stitch to pull the imagery together. I think it has reached the finish line and ready to be framed. Love to hear your comments!
January 15, 2017
This little wren looks like he has had too much Post-Xmas food, all puffed up and so so chubby!
Painted on silk and embellished with fabric, yarn, & beads, I made this little bird on a very hot hot day here in Dungog. With a few days of 43degrees celcius in the shade all the local birds disappeared from sight, until early evening when tiny blue wrens fluttered through our camellia trees searching for dinner treats. Such beautiful creatures they are. My little wren image has become a fabric postcard, allowing a personal hand written message on the back, before it takes flight.