Saturday, 5 April 2014

eco dyeing

I did a 3 day workshop with Elizabeth Bunsen at Timeless Textiles (heard about it through ATASDA and Mo) I felt the need to inject a totally different aspect to my creative journey, and I do love sandwiches, leaves and tea. The thing that really drew me to Elizabeth's work was her inclusion of an accent colour and handstitch to the natural dyeing. 
Lace & webstitch to reference my recent work with Karen Ruane
dyed wool prefelt
leaves, rust and seed pods
stitch on wool & linen
outlining the details
organza over paper
details, a pocket and lace

10 comments:

  1. gorgeous work. i especially love your outlining. and that teal color makes everything pop.

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    1. thanks Deanna - the outlining gives extra dimension

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  2. What stunning results .... I must say it has been one of the best workshops that I have participated in for a while : )

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    1. enthusiastic teacher! easy technique, lots of fun and then great results

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  3. oh hooray you did it! Elizabeth's enthusiam is so contagious, I'm still buzzing from our day together here in Sydney!

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    1. it was a fun workshop - time out to play

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  4. Jane, these are absolutely gorgeous. It is very different from your other work and I can see you using this style in your work. Look forward to seeing it for real.

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    1. Thanks Cindy, different yes, lots of fun though - now to work on how to take it further

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  5. love seeing these again - so lovely!!

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