Thursday, March 28, 2019

More Fabric Postcards

I have just posted a new set of postcards to my friends in New Zealand.  Enjoyed doing the hand stitching at our Quilt Retreat at Boonah Queensland.  I used my hand dyed fabric for the cards.

cheers Rebecca

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Back - Catch up on Work

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.

Postcards for my postcard swap to New Zealand.

More to come.
cheers Rebecca

Monday, October 2, 2017

Indigo Dyeing

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.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

St Paul's Quilt Show Ipswich Qld

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.

cheers  Rebecca

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My nine Palm Tree blocks - Weekly Art Project

As promised I took a photograph of all nine of my weekly Palm Trees (representing Weeks 5 to 13 of the Weekly Art Project 2017).  They look colourful together I think.  All improvisionally pieced.

I have not decided how I will present the finished images yet.  Still thinking!!!!

take care

Week 13 Weekly Art Project

Well I now have nine palm tree inspired quilts.  Week 13 of the Weekly Art Project sees me using indigo dyed fabric for the palm tree.

I will take a photo and of the nine palm tree blocks  and post later.

cheers Rebecca

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Week 12 Weekly Art Challenge

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.

Stay safe