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Eco Dyeing and Printing Exhibition.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Jackson. Banksia PodJackson. Evening light.This January my work is being exhibited at Montsalvat. As a  group, we have been experimenting with producing prints and dyes from local flora. The  exhibition will run from January 4th until the 29th. Entry is free into the gallery. If you want to look around Montsalvat an entry fee is charged. The gallery is open every day from 9 – 5 pm. Address: 7 Hillcrest Ave Eltham. 9439 7712

On Tuesday 9th January from 1.00 – 3 pm, the four artists will be present to talk about our exhibition and answer queries.

The work presented will consist of framed works, gift boxes, up-cycled garments, hand bags and scarves.

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Working with gum leaves

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Out walking this week, I was finding fallen gum leaves in a fantastic array of colours. I picked up a few and brought them back to the studio. Using a pearl lustre base, I mixed up the colours of the leaves. Then I set about painting them.

Gum leaf variety.

Gum leaf variety.

 

Gum leaves.

Gum leaves.

Gum leaves.

Gum leaves.

After the ink was dry I used an Elna press to heat set the ink. Some of the pieces I thread painted over the top. Others I quilted and then ran a sewn line around the perimeter and centre line of the leaf. I used rayon threads and Sulky 12 thread as well.

Walkers bags.

Walkers bags.

Here are two walkers bags using hand painted gum leaves. The first bag has echo quilting around the leaf. The second bag has two strips of free motion machine embroidery, which reflects the  commercial fabric I used for the lining.