Friday, 21 July 2017

Shibori Naturals

Sorry it has been so long!!  Here are some new pieces that I have been working on using natural dyes and natural Indigo.  The colours are beautiful.  Indigo works well with madder, pomegranate, iron and beet!!  Love all the variations that you can make.

This is one of the cushions that I dyed using an Indigo  tint first, Itajime Shibori, dyed in a dark Indigo vat,
maki-age shibori and then dyed in dark Indigo again
This is the lovely Phillipa modelling a textured scarf.  It has rows of Ori-Nui shibori and then dyed in natural beet.




Another Indigo scarf that has been dyed first in pomegranate, maki-age shibori stitched around hand drawn leaf shapes and then dyed in dark Indigo





Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Its Great to have Friends!!

A while ago I had my first solo exhibition at Gallery 159 in Brisbane.  It was wonderful to have the whole gallery to myself!!  I made a series of art pieces for the wall and also made lots of one off designer garments.  I asked a few of my friends to model for me and this is the result!! We used my backyard to photograph my wearables. 
More in my next post!!

Robbie in a shibori sarong
Kath in a duster jacket 
Emma in "Bat" dress
Philip looking elegant in a long duster coat
Anna in a batwing jacket
Camile looking lovely in velvet and georgette
Grace wearing a bright pink top
                                                      



Friday, 29 May 2015

Keeping Up the Interest!!



Just a few more images to keep you interested!!
 These are boots I made during a workshop with Luna Newby.  I inserted fabric I made.  This piece is called Jaffa Crush.  The fabric being crushed is 3D Shibori.

This piece won The Most Beautiful Scarf at the Melbourne Scarf Show quite a few years back.  Silk Shibori and Acid dyes.

This piece has gone to a private collection and is called Sunset Fabric.  Silk Chiffon, Acid dyes.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Off to a good start!!

Finally decided to start blogging!!
Spent yesterday at a photo shoot for my Shibori pieces for the exhibition Wabi Sabi: The Beauty of Impermanence.  This is on from 21st August to 4th October 2015 at Redland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

Thought I would start by posting some images of my past work.