Posts Tagged ‘phone pouches’

New designs

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

New designs are now at The Stonehouse Gallery in Warrandyte. I have been creating new vessels using fabrics dyed and printed using local gum leaves. The fabrics are chiefly silks. The first vessel has gum blossoms and leaves spread over it. The second vessel highlights the beautiful gum leaf prints with Kantha stitch embellishment.

Eco dyed vessels.

Use the vessels purely for decorative purposes or, place a glass inside, and put in fresh or dried gum leaves or flowers.

Silk Scarves.

For their delicious textile exhibition, The Stonehouse Gallery asked for some eco dyed scarves. On some I hand stitched beautiful pieces of silk onto the scarves. On the one featured, I hand stitched a Kantha stitch around the beautiful gum leaf prints.

Silk Scarf

Phone and Glasses Pouches.

These little pouches can be used for glasses, keys, cards and phone. There is one pocket with a button or Velcro fastening and another pocket at the front for slipping in your glasses. The strap is long enough to be slipped over your shoulder. As my strong interest is the Australian flora and fauna this again, features in my designs. A number have been hand-painted with Lumiere paint. This has a pearly finish. The pouches are washable.

Hand painted pouches.

Further pouches feature my screen prints and lino cuts.


Wattle design using Lumiere. Wombats screen print. Honey possum lino cut print.

More pouches were created featuring the eco prints. These are mainly on seedy silk. Silk and wool in particular, take the eco prints well.

Eco Dyed Phone pouch.
eco dyed pouches

The colours of the various leaves differ, depending on the time of year the leaves were found. The straps are made from cord I dyed at the same time as the silks.

The prices of the pouches $25. Prices of the vessels range from $95 to $75. The silk scarves are $75.