Thursday, October 21, 2010
This coat was the result of a wonderful workshop with Catherine O'Leary. My efforts were in vain during the lessons as none of the silk would adhere properly to the needle felted batts. So I ended up making a sample piece which I brought home and added to with more sample pieces. The resulting jacket is a work that I will wear myself. Peter even said it looked beautiful!! High praise from him!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It seems that the water, together with the time of year that leaves are collected and a hundred myriad of other possibilities affects the colour that you can get from indigeneous vegetation. So I have posted a couple of pictures to show what I have achieved to date!
Recently went to an India Flint workshop at Beautiful Silks in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It was a revelation! I am now experimenting with a friend using eco-dyeing techniques. We are having a wonderful time. Haven't been able to achieve any consistency yet with the colours but am working hard to achieve this!