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Venation Shawl

Sometimes one eschews the pressure to create. One simply wants to “make”. Preferably while sitting on one’s front porch in the mellow Autumn sunshine watching the birds. That’s a reaction to a lot of things.  In this case I put … Continue reading

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Yarn Dyeing: Buyer Beware

Last weekend I went to a fibre fair in a rural town.  Although i love dyeing my own yarns, especially with plants, I couldn’t resist buying some skeins of 70:30 merino:silk yarn dyed by hand by the seller with  what … Continue reading

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Dyeing vintage silks

It has been so long since I blogged that I feel I need to do a “bridging” story.  That is, something that connects  my last post on my work in Stitched and Bound (see some photos at https://waquilters.com/2017/07/21/stitched-and-bound-2/) and my recent … Continue reading

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Natural dyeing with local material

In her book Eco Colour, India Flint argues for collecting only fallen plant material for dyeing and using local plants as a record of “place”. On my walk today in the local wetland and riverside park  I picked up a … Continue reading

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Beanie

I’m going to Canberra in July for the graduation of my sister.  She will be conferred with a PhD from The Australia National University on 13 July. It will be very cold in Canberra in July. This is a beanie … Continue reading

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Textile Tour of India :Tuesday 9 Feb 2016

On coming back from breakfast in the hotel dining room I travelled in the lift with two people who didn’t look like locals. Just as I was wondering if it would be too rude to ask them what they were … Continue reading

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Sun dyeing and rainwater

A couple of weekends ago I went to a WAFTA (wafta.com.au) organised visit to the Studio of textile artist and internationally recognised natural dye expert Trudi Pollard (Pollarddesigns.com) . Trudi showed us her naturally dyed fabrics, her fashion garments and … Continue reading

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More natural dyeing

Yesterday I went back to friend Julie’s dyeing pots.  I took with me some pieces from our last session that were OK-ish but not very interesting.  More on them later as they are still steaming! A fortnight ago I wrapped some … Continue reading

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More Timor Yarns

Recently  I published a picture of small balls of cotton which had been dyed with plant material in a village in the north of West Timor. Here it is again: Yesterday I used a WAFTA studio day at Craft House, … Continue reading

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Leafy Birth Notice

I wanted my leaves to be a metaphor for people.  However, they mistook themselves for rabbits and are now the proud parents of three offspring. The first (above) is a boy (he’s crocheted).  He is a real chip off the … Continue reading

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