I have been busy making….. sewing and hand stitching garments then a dip in the bundle pot, in readiness for the annual Arts in the Olives Festival, along with Open Studios and the opening of our new little CO-OP venture in Canungra aptly named Scenic Rim Artisans
eucalyptus on wool jersey
love those marks
The little shop / co op venture is at 8 Kidston st Canungra QLD 4275
Scenic Rim Artisans
on the clothes rack
Greeting of the season ….. a snap shot of my year
and here’s to a productive, creative and fun filled 2017 xx
While the weather is hot I find it arduous to boil up a big pot. Simplifying things down to jar size has been fun. Purple carrot has become a bit of a star along with Coriopsis flowers.
I have been using up small scraps of material and embroidery thread which is silk and is available on my Etsy Store.
The next few photos show the colour shift and oxidation of the purple carrot from wet to dry then after washing.
This is wet and just out of the jar pre boiled and sat outside for not quite a month. I have put one in storage and do plan to leave it for a whole year, silk boxer shorts with eucalyptus and flowers from my Christmas bouquet.
Now to my surprise this is the colour shift a couple of hours latter…..
Then I washed and pressed the pieces cotton, silk velvet, wool jersey that had previously been bundle dyed and thread silk and wool.
A dear friend gifted this probably almost vintage Trent Nathan wool jacket, and boy what a challenge ! I had this gem in my wardrobe for some time and alas I will need it as I am off to Melbourne and then out to Traralgon for a 3 day workshop with Cas Holmes ( I’m very excited ) The bundle was hard work but worth the arm / hand strain
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…..
We bundled up wool scarves/ shawls in readiness for winter …..the copper did her bit and the magic of Eucalyptus has discovered
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
we had a nice break away at the beach camping and I got two brews of silk done both with stunning results and some silk twinning too.