We missed Ryl today, otherwise it was a full house, and we had to move rooms again, so there was much arranging and rearranging of the tables, but there was really no way to avoid having at least one pillar in the middle of the room obstructing a clear view, but nevertheless, we managed as we always did, after all , our meetings have almost always been held in that room…. the upside of this though, was that we didn’t have to get our own tables and chairs out, nor did we need to put them away again at the end of the day!
There was a great deal of chatter, and everyone working away quite diligently. As usual, I talked too much and didn’t achieve all I had planned, but what does that matter when one is in good company?
What people were working on:
Alex was working on her 60cm square bedsheet challenge, with her henna dyed cloth on which she plans to applique the stilts and some hand dyed blue fabric for the water on the mudflats.
A detail of Jan’s hand dyed background and the begiinning of her lorikeets for her 60cm bedsheet dchallenge
Alison has hand dyed this lovely pink fabric and is shibori stitching in preparation for some indigo dyeing … the is also capping some areas to preserve the pink in places.
Jill has a very interesting background piece , painted and stamped to which she has appliqued some lizard motifs and added embroidery stitching. She says she has a lot of stitching ahead of her.
Helen continues to work on her boro piece – coming along nicely!
Not quite sure what Kim was doing but she is drawing lines on an image, I think in preparation for the next in her series for the “8” exhibition .
Brenda working on a sunset beach scene which promises to be fabulous when finished.
Looking at it the right way up.
Di was tracing out her design on the light box – another portrait of her son.
Nothing to show from Sue – no one took any pictures – suffice to say she broke her own rule and sewed two labels on to two cot quilts made this past week for some newborn identical twin boys… and then drew and painted Jan’s hand as part of a Skillshare class project plus it doubles for a 100days project hand…
Show and Tell: apologies for the terrible photographic results. This camera was dropped the day before! Or else I had just forgotten quite how to use it……. lol should have had better lighting too…. outdoors would have been better.
Alex had a number of things to show, amongst them some lovely boxes for keeping treasures therein, and her lovely leafy dyed silk on which she is putting a blue faced homeyeater.
Jan sought some advice re this piece, with mixed reactions…
This terrible photo does not do this lovely stingray piece justice – commenced in a demo from Kim – “Opals technique” beautifully framed by Kevan of Arthouse Northside at Deagon, Qld.
Jan’s fabulous piece started in our Kathryn Harmer Fox workshop early in May. How fabulous it looks, and again, lousy photography… i was in a rush and the room was not the best place… but come see our exhibition at Pine Rivers Art Gallery in December/January and you will be able to see it for yourself!
Alison showed us her wonderful shibori! This is just a small sample
Detail, Alison’s shibori – what fabulous clean crisp lines she achieves! She is reverse appliqueing her own procion dyed fabric
Samples of Alison’s hand dyed fabrics. fabulous results from glass jar dyeing.
Jill also had some procion dyed fabrics she is experimenting with
Jill showed her pieces of shibori dyed work as well.
A close up of Jill’s bedsheet challeng piece
Kim’s been undulating again..!
Sand dunes by Kim
Kim’s ocean waves piece
An embroidered box by Di
Di has completed her Kathryn Harmer Fox class piece…. looking fabulous with the hessian mount and plain distressed painted frame.
One more show and tell, and that is Donna’s card which went to Di this month, wishing her happy birthday! isn’t it fabulous!
That wraps it up for another month, happy stitching everyone and hope you are all getting on with your masterpieces!!
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