This is my quilt, Roses are Red… made for ‘Living Colour’ but not selected again (detail below) Oh well – try again next year! The main red fabric is wool, screen printed with thickened acid milling dyes. The print was from my charcoal drawing which I made into a photographic stencil. The rose leaves were printed […]
A couple of new pages – above is done with water soluble crayons – below left: print, stencil, paint etc. Right: tissue and other papers collaged in, painted and drawn over, metallic wax added. I finished and entered my quilt for ‘Living Colour’ – whether it will be chosen is another thing all together! At […]
Yesterday I dyed the fabric for the back of my quilt – while I had the colours mixed, I dyed a lot of smaller pieces too cottons, linen, velvet as well as some pieces of lace and ribbon. (above) Close up pics below. I used Azoic dyes which are very quick – only a couple […]
Much cooler today – to everyone’s relief, but we’ve had a couple of days 44 and 41C with our hottest night on record at over 29 minimum. A horrible bushfire in the Mundaring/ Parkerville area yesterday caused around 50 homes to be destroyed. We live in the hills too, so I really feel for the […]
I had some pressed rose leaves which I used to make 2 thermofax screens so I thought I would also do a sunprint with the idea of possibly using it in my ‘Living Colour’ quilt. I may over print it with the thermofax screen too. The circular print above is a different kind of sunprint […]
I was meaning to tidy up yesterday but was distracted by some scraps of fabric and ended up with this block so the mess was still waiting for me at the beginning of 2014 – minus a few scraps! I hope 2014 brings good things for you: health, happiness and lots of creativity.
I’m back home now after spending most of the last 2 months staying at my parents’ home so I could look after them while my brother was having a break. I’ll still be going back and forth, but will have time to get back to my own work. We had a lovely Christmas with all […]
Merry Christmas! Hope everyone has a happy, safe and peaceful holiday time.