some paper and test fabrics

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.

workshop @ beechmont

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 )



testing paper

I am running a workshop this weekend and wanted to see which paper to work with, the students are going to make a little artist book, using the sandwich method as taught by Elizabeth Bunsen. Now I will stitch the paper and silk with the dyed thread and have it for display. More play to come, I have just found some rusty chicken wire to sandwich with leaves and paper !

from mary

Some time ago I did a little barter with Local and Bespoke …. some raw alpaca fleece, for a small hank of her hand dyed (Eucalyptus) Alpaca that she hand spun.

And at long last I have a lovely circular/ infinity, cowl /collar to show for it, I was going to knit on circular needles but I got distracted by loom knitting. So easy and with the fine ply it has come out quite lacy and light but warm. Thanks M