I have produced some new dress/slips to go into a couple of catwalk events.
I enjoy this immensely letting my inner fashion designer out ….I also have a daughter with a good eye and this helps make the final decisions.
having fun with socks.. sandwiched with eucalyptus and a little bit of clary sage on silk.
the little frames are mixed media silk and wool with some doodle stitching…..
friend Jadranka and I made a pennant each for India’s solace project, looking forward to seeing the pennants after an indigo dip and place upon the breeze…… and that all the words of hope and wisdom fill the air.
There is nothing like playing with stuff out side your world ! I went to a workshop that taught me how to use Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan . Very clever stuff works on most surfaces and very little or no prep….. right up my alley.
We bundled up wool scarves/ shawls in readiness for winter …..the copper did her bit and the magic of Eucalyptus has discovered
Over the Easter break Jasper and I found a few more railway spikes at the old unused track, and a nest in the sculptural eagle, and the beautiful Red flowering Eucalyptus alas gave very little colour.
As a family we went south to Manilla a country town central NSW the males of our tribe fly paragliders…. I get a little room to take a small pot, silk thread and paper.
The weekend also beckons me to visit Nundle where the last of the Australian Wool Mills still produces yarn from scratch with all the old machines.
the joy of un bundling never diminishes …. i now have a lovely soft set of cuffs ….. and a piece of tube silky merino sadly not big enough for India Flint’s great idea here
My Davidson Plum tree was very productive this year and it makes the best jam and yes you can dye with them but my preference is to eat them !