I have been away for a long time and thought I would share photographs of some of the work I have done in the interim. Some of my capsule work for my Open College of the Arts unit A Texile Vocabulary which I passed in December 2017. Experimenting with recycled shirts and embellishments. I procion dyed the original white shirts and added cutout work type embellishment.
i have started doing experiments with natural dyes. I decided to use natural indigo and the 123 method of preparing a vat. I prepared a mini vat in a large bottle and dyed cotton pieces, silk pieces, watercolour paper and cotton threads. I was really happy with the result as I have not prepared this type of vat before.
I took a photo of my results using the various fibres. I plan to use the pieces to make a Dye Journal and to do some boro type stitching.
I was very happy to be invited to display my contemporary and art quilts at the St Paul's Anglican Church Quilt Show in Ipswich Qld.
I chose quilts inspired by workshops with Nancy Crow, Gwen Marston and City and Guilds Assessment Pieces. I also added art quilts which had been exhibited in New Zealand at various locations in the Wellington region.
Here are a couple of photographs.
The Show is on until Sunday 7 May.
I have had to stop doing the Weekly Art Challenge because I injured my right elbow and have been having physiotherapy on my arm. It is still painful doing hand sewing and cutting out and I have to keep making sure I do not overuse it. So may resume later.
Rain rain here in Brisbane aftereffects of Cyclone Debbie still more heavy heavy rain to come.
I continued to be inspired this week by my PalmTree so that makes eight on this theme now.
Still using my handprinted background and hand dyed and printed fabric scraps.
Continuing on my theme of interpreting the Palm Tree I have chosen some fabric for the tree that I hand dyed and patterned and was left over from a new small Art Quilt I have made for a challenge called "Earth" in my 3Squared group in New Zealand. The Reveal is next weekend so I will show the quilt I made after the meet up wish I was going along with my quilt. I have posted mine this time.