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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Warrnambool Wrap "Felt Pelt"

Unable to find a model with time I've resorted to the one that can't move. I bought this at an antique auction and it really is falling apart. It needs some shoulders to show this well but it will have to do.. The first pics are the preliminary work of the wrap before the final dye. One learns many lessons on the samples you take away from a workshop. I learnt a valuable one WRAP VERY TIGHTLY. It all ended up very orange and the more subtle parts were lost. Luckily I spent many years as a potter and have learnt the art of moving on and not becoming too attached to pieces. India's piece of London scrap has played nicely on the front leaving an interesting mark from the hinge. I've called this one the "Felt Pelt"

Monday, May 25, 2009

Manna from heaven

Look what one can find ready for the council green waste collection! Eucalyptus Cinerea. The hairy one helped me load it in the trailer and now I just have to bag for months of fun to come.

Some Blue Mountains alchemy

Here are some pics of the work I did for the Kamaroi fair this Sunday. Been dyeing my little behind off to get it all done. The two felted scarves sold in the first hour! It was a bit hard to part with them as the love affair was still young. I love the little sections of unexpected magic in the folds of each scarf. I managed to find a eucalytus leaf to print green. Unfortunately I was hopeless and picked a bit up from here there and every where and I'm not sure which venue the little darling came from. Here's hoping I can find the tree and see if I can make a green dye bath! See if you can see the ring pull from the tin lid in one.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More from planet Bliss

Here are some more photos. The teapot one is a photo of India's bag and a nice little still life in itself. I have yet to post pics of my wrap as I need to find time to get a model for it.

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.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

latest in the felted neckie range.

I have taken a while to get some more of these done but I think I've worked out the easiest way now. Still not exactly quick.


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