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Monday, September 17, 2012

Somebody stop me!!!

If you are wondering, "why all the clothing?" I am doing an event at an open garden at 
135 Miller Rd  Glenorie NSW.
 this weekend. If you are keen, come and visit and say hello. There will be beautiful food wine and amazing handcrafts.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Graphic botanicals

Playing with the printing and getting graphic too. I love a circle and a circle within a circle, even better.

Made a Jacket in the Milky Merino too.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

step 2

Wrap up your package and pop it back into the dye pot for more colour. Or in my case a bit too much colour. Dark that is. I wrapped the whole thing in some prefelt to try to protect the outer layer from becoming too dark. The prefelt was a bit too spongy and made it harder to tie the thing tight enough. Result was the dye from the bath penetrated too many layers and I lost the lovely variation I was trying to preserve. Should have stuck to my usual method. Salutatory lesson received. Still, it is not a complete disaster, looks cute on.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Step one

For Garden to Garment first make a garment from natural dyed prefelt.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


You have to love hand dyed fibre on hand dyed silk. There is some kind of magic between them

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Too toasty

I have been wearing these non stop since they dried. I never knew how cold my ankles were till they were warm.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Freedom to construct

I am heading over to Europe soon and come to share this way of working in felt. It is at once simple and complex and requires a giving over to the process that some may find challenging but ultimately rewarding. It is about letting the fabric tell you what it is to become.

Monday, June 25, 2012

wool loves colour

I have made some garments from a wool jersey from Beautiful silks This fabric just sucks the colour out of those plants. A match made in heaven. Another kiln opening moment for me unwrapping these. I used to be a potter, best time is kiln opening. It is that moment where you know you have put in the hard work and labored for hours with the "pot" to this point but in the end the result is a always a little bit in the lap of the gods and all the more satisfying for it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Too many hats

If I had to write out my job description it would probably run something like this.


but then I would have to add.

Sales person
dye technician
colour consultant
Computer Geek
travel consultant

I know there is a whole list more but I'm too tired to remember them all. 
Lucky I love the job hey?
I'm sure some of you recognise this list too.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wild about wild indigo.

We played with many plants today. Megan brought in some wild indigo. Look what happened when Deb played with it and some bottle brush.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Artist in Residence Kindlehill

I have those shots I promised of the large work I completed with the Kindlehill school. They are not marvelous photos as I am still without a good camera. The phone can only do so much. But I think you will get the idea. The children walked in today as I installed it and stated "we did that" I love that they feel such ownership. They looked for the components they had worked on and reveled in the sheer scale of it. I am, as always, deeply proud of "our "achievement.


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