We bundled up wool scarves/ shawls in readiness for winter …..the copper did her bit and the magic of Eucalyptus has discovered
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
a while back we came across a malleys laundry boiler ( Bertha )and while it worked it was a gem, but alas the element died and a replacement was more $ than I expected. Peter came across an old gas fired copper at a garage / yard sale and bought it for me. What a find it is bubbling away as I type, filled with the makings of a wool blanket coat and a piece of silky merino.
I have been able to gather some leaves before the owner of this unknown Eucalyptus cuts it back to the ground, lucky for me she re sprouts and this time I have some of the mature shaped leaves. I do get nice colour from these.
I am always exploring new ways with the mediums that I use in my arts practice. I did a workshop with Tricia Smout and love some of the ideas she shared with us. The eco dyed paper made into little origami folded books tied up with my silk string .These little beauties will feature at my Stall at Arts in the Olives in May along with origami folded boxes too.