Sunday, 31 August 2014
Windfall leaves collected at Nature in Art, wrapped in silk noil bundles. The start of my pieces for our exhibition INSIDE:TUO recording the seasonal changes in the garden.
Really pleased with the results, especially the pieces dyed with birch leaves. I'll be joining them to create a long thin hanging.
Friday, 29 August 2014
Eight of us spent a day at Nature in Art, Twigworth, looking around the gardens and gallery for potential spaces to place pieces for our exhibition INSIDE : TUO in August 2015.
We are planning to exhibit in the gallery and outside in the gardens, and found lovely spots to consider.
My favourite, this beautiful Hazel tree, set amongst some of their sculptures.
Carla & Carolyn found brambles laden with blackberries, in amongst beds full of wild flowers and seed heads.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Unable to attend our summer play day due to illness, I thought I'd try Eco dyeing a few leaves from the garden. Using Acer, Geranium & Oak leaves placed between folds of Khadi paper, with cardboard on the outside tied with string, then steamed for an hour under a weight.
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
I spend 3 wonderful days attending a masterclass at The Festival of Quilts with Leslie Morgan, and playing with thickened procian dyes using various tools to create line and shape.
Using various tools including screens, glassine, & all sorts of mark making tools including a credit card.
The use of a credit card to apply the dye paints worked beautifully on a piece of African strip cloth blanket, creating sweeping marks of colour across the cloth. Lots more playing with dye paints and strip cloth to follow.