We had a day out shopping a while ago and I picked up this little number a merino tunic, now pink is not my colour but I am willing to make some an adjustment…….
The results are fabulous
ATASDA Queensland branch ( Australian Textile and Surface Design Association ) which I am a member of, managed to secure Dorthy Caldwell for two days while she is here in Australia. I had a lovely two days with some new faces and learned a bit about Kantha stitching.It is some thing that I will happily incorporate into my work. The dress I showed you all a while ago, place a third at the Ekka Show and has made its way to a new home
loving paper play ( thanks EB ) ….. and its such a reward to teach.
The dress that I posted about and was on the catwalk at the Ekka received a third ! I have been very busy with my other job @ Eden Seeds ramping up for spring… thus not much posting. Am excited to say that I am attending a two day workshop stitching with Dorthy Caldwell next week ….my time to bliss out and soak it all up .
I have bravely entered our regional (Queensland ) art awards. The Cushion that I entered has evolved as does a lot of my work…. and while I am stitching away, the pieces remind me of our rivers, fires and renewal…… here is a snap shot
The theme of this years award is “vital signs” so here it is at the Flying Arts Website my last name begins with T so I am at the bottom of the page “Elements of a New Beginning “
A couple of posts ago I had mentioned that I had been invited to contribute to the RNA Brisbane Exhibition’s Agricultural Pavilion – Gardens Platform Horti-Couture
Wearing your Garden catwalk parade at the Ekka ( Brisbane’s Show / Agricultural Fair )
Well I have ….. and the first parade is on at lunchtime Saturday 9th then Wednesday 13th then again on Saturday 16th.
I have made a dress from a deconstructed wool polo ( a skill well taught by India Flint and the Shape Shifter workshop), a pinafore from a man’s shirt and wool leggings with a linen skirt. I do hope that Bettina can send me some photos of the models… but here is a sneak preview
I had to drive up to Brisbane to pick up my stock from the Botanique Bazaar @ the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens this on a Sunday, with my girl is a pleasure… we stop off at the fabric store and have coffee and cake too. The fabric store was having a sale so it was a worth while stop off, came away with a wool/cashmere blend, silk canvas and some of my favorite wool/ silk blend.
Early in August I have been invited to have a display at The Friends of the Botanic Gardens Association symposium being held at the Mecure Resort at the Gold Coast. Thus the extra paper work for cards and frames.
We had a great day @ Beechmont on Sunday the weather was kind and Bertha boiled up some wonderful cloth and paper.
The group was diverse which is always a joy as everyone was happy to go with their intuition, and let their creative juices flow. The seed has been sown for a two to three day workshop for a bit more extension on what has already been learned so I will keep you posted on the details.
Then this morning a dash to Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens to deliver stock for this weeks Botanique Bazaar @ the Richard Randell Studio from Teusday15/07/14 to Sunday 20/17/14 and a big thanks to Bettina Palmer for running this event. While I was there Bettina asked me to supply 3 outfits for the Fashion Parade’s at the Brisbane Ekka ( Queensland’s largest agricultural show / fair )