Below is my first attempt at fabric weaving. I have used silks (dont know if that was a brilliant idea for my first attempt, but I am happy with how it turned out). Both silks I bought from Sensational Silks. The old gold colour was pre-dyed when I bought it, but the other grey colour is one I dyed myself with gum leaves and and a rusty piece of metal. Nice to see the woven effect created by these two pieces. fabric weaving in hand dyed silk
Within this piece I tried my hand at Jude's anchored weaving technique. Little bit fiddly with the silk, but I think it works in the overall look of this cloth. I am loving learning new techniques. At the moment this has only been basted, more stitching soon.
Some (very) late roses from my garden and some beautiful rosehips brightening up my lounge room. Isnt the colour gorgeous for autumn?
I have been doing some more painting too. Below is a mixed media piece I made for a girlfriend who loves birds. I have used watercolour paints and bits and pieces of fabric and stitching...both hand and machine stitching.
Below is a watercolour of some pomegranates that I started in a watercolour workshop recently. I usually paint with gouache, but I am really enjoying how the watercolour takes to the paper. This is a WIP which I intend to finish for my sister who loves pomegranates....not much more to go.
Have a wonderfully creative week.