Eco Dyeing and Printing Exhibition.

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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Beautiful Textile Boxes

July 2nd, 2017

textile boxes 4These textiles boxes are made from fabrics and threads dyed with gum leaves.

Some of the boxes have pieces of organza and threads sewn on to complement the colours from the gum leaves.

textile box 2                  The edges are whipped with thread over rolled silk.    Various silks are placed on the design block and are sewn and quilted until I am pleased with the design. The  lid has actual gum nuts sewn on, to weigh the lid closed.

textile box 6This lid has a lovely bead for closure. I have created the design using free machine drawing, with cream thread to enhance the blossoms.

textile boxes 3The colours in this silk were superb. I have created a drawing of gum nuts and blossoms using one colour. The seams are whipped.

textile box 4This piece features various silks. The colours are quite diverse. On this on the actual gum leaves have printed from the wrapping and steaming. The lid closure features three gum nuts.

textile box 3This particular box has been designed to hold a box of tissues. Some are for placing dried flowers and gum leaves in, others are boxes for treasures.  I have found some cylindrical containers, so fresh flowers may be placed in the glass, inside the fabric vessel.   These look terrific.