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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Leaves and magic alchemy!






I Have been transported to the planet Bliss doing a workshop with India flint.
We bundled and wrapped the many and varied leaves and pods of the Deakin University campus and created some samples of wonderment. My perceptions of pieces of scrap metal and old pots will be forever altered. No longer can I admire a garden for its beauty alone. Now I look first for the likely colour potential!! Here are some photos to begin with. I'll post some more later.

14 comments:

florcita said...

You are so lucky!!! I wish I could take a class with her as well!
This looks so interesting and fun to do!

Alison said...

This looks absolutely fascinating. Can you tell us more - what you used, how you did it? Was it boiled, was it on a fleece or felted base? Did you wrap up that banksia cone??

I follow your blog from New Zealand.

Louise said...

they look divine- I would love some more info as well

india said...

i had rather a lovely time too, Pam...and aren't those bud prints just delicious!
x
india

Ginga Squid said...

Wow - thats amazing! I would love to learn more about how to go about doing that Pam.

Pam de Groot said...

The items used to make these beauties were leaves, water, pot and scrap metal. To understand more best to buy borrow or steal India's book. Perhaps don't steal it. Ginga I know she is coming over to NZ and doing a retreat style workshop which would be heavenly so email her and find out the details. She loves to travel and would happily visit any country I think. Just ask her. I have asked her to come to the mountains so she may be able to do a short 2 or 3 day workshop February next year.

Pam de Groot said...

Alison you could also try for the NZ one. Any wool or silk can be dyed using this method and cotton can too with some pre mordanting. Heat is imperitive for the eucalypt to give up it's colour.

Miss Gina Designs said...

The results are stunning!

Hooked On Felt said...

Simply elegant and stunning. Nice job! Will be looking forward to more of your wonderful works.
Shalom,
Suzanne

Yvonne said...

I want to go to 'Planet Bliss' too! Gorgeous, yummy work and I'm looking forward to seeing where you take it next!

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy the book..of India..I live in Canada..Your work is marvellous..I am french...c'est très beau..Your work stimulate my creativity. I have to get to work...because I have a lot to learn and experience. I think I will try to dye with flower like I use to do with paper in a press...Thanks sharing your photos.

Pam de Groot said...

If you click on India's name in this post you will be sent to her blog and she would be able to tell you how to get the book.

planettreasures said...

It sounds like you had lots of fun!
I love the orange 'carrots' cooking in the pot!

OliTa said...

It looks very interesting !!! Beautiful works !

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