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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Creating New Fabric

Some more works created in my class at the Australian Quilt Convention recently.
 If you are interested come and join a class that I will run this year in Adelaide, South Australia. If you are interested contact me by email suzannegummow@bigpond.com


Helen Tait work in progress

Anne Maundrell - finished work

Penny Clydesdale finished work
I am so pleased seeing the finished pieces. The students were lovely and they created great work.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Creating New Fabric

This is class that I taught  at the Australian Quilt Convention , Melbourne recently.

Have you ever wanted to create your very own original fabric? If so this workshop is for you! You will create new fabrics with fusing techniques to use for backgrounds and the motifs. This is a very creative approach that will enhance your art quilts or textile works. Each person will end up with a small individual piece of work. Your work will be approximately A3 size. You will explore and learn this new technique of creating new fabric, free machine embroidery and discussion will occur about design layouts and the use of colour to create your very own unique piece of work. Come and join me in this exciting workshop.

I will be running another workshop in the future in Adelaide so if you are interested let me  know suzannegummow@bigpond.com

The beginnings in the class

My lovely students and their work 

The students working  on their work - in the background some of my (Suzanne Gummow) work 

Sue Neilsen in progress work

Jan Rowe's work in progress

Watch the next post for more.
And join my class to create your own "Create New Fabric"

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

“India Surprise”

by Suzanne Gummow

This quote by Victoria Alexander sums up what I feel like when wandering through India. “India is a place that first of all shocks, then surprises and seduces.  Colour is everywhere – a stroll down the street can feel like being inside a kaleidoscope. It’s a joyful feeling.”

This piece was created for the "Wanderings" exhibition by the FAN (Fibre Artists Network) members - a show of over 60 very diverse pieces held here in Adelaide at Gallery M, Marion.

"India Surprise" by Suzanne Gummow
Below are details






Friday, 19 February 2016

Gazanias'

Gazanias' are a genus flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native of South Africa and brought to Australia by immigrants on their journey to this land. They produce large daisy-like composite flowers in brilliant shades of yellow and orange, and sometimes pinks. I have these growing in my garden and when a challenge came up I decided to use these flowers in my composition. First of all I did loads of drawings. As the challenge has not been selected yet I will only show you some of the details. The technique I am using is Raw Edge Applique a class that I will be teaching in April at AQC - Australian Quilt Convention, Melbourne (aqc.com.au)


From my garden (above and below)



Beginnings of the Applique - planning

Suzanne Gummow - finished Gazanias' that are dying off

Suzanne Gummows' Gazanias' - detail - Raw Edged Applique


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Creating New Fabric



In April I will be teaching the above class at AQC - Australian Quilt Convention, Melbourne so join me at this wonderful venue. aqc.com.au

Below is the descriptor of the class and some photos of my work. In the class on the first day you will create the background striped fabric and on the second day create the motifs - these are special unique techniques that I have developed for the class.

Creating New Fabric

Tutor: Suzanne Gummow

Have you ever wanted to create your very own original fabric? If so this workshop is for you! You will create new fabrics with fusing techniques to use for backgrounds and/or motifs. This is a creative approach that will enhance your art quilts.
Each person will end up with a small individual piece of work. Your work will be approximately A3 size. Stitching may happen (depending on time) and discussion will occur about how to add stitch and use your new fabrics in your works.


Suzanne Gummow "Poppies"

Suzanne Gummow "Lotus"

Suzanne Gummow "Small Lotus"

Suzanne Gummow in front of her "Lotus" series 

Friday, 29 January 2016

A Matter of Time - Selected Exhibition 

I was extremely thrilled to be selected into this exhibition. I love a challenge and this was - the theme I found difficult and had to consider carefully, research and think this over for a long time. I find that I work extremely well when faced with a challenge to create something new to 'fit' the theme. So take a look at the website and follow the 32 artists that got into the show. www.amatteroftimetextiles.com/‎


Artist statement: 
"Black holes are so massive that they severely warp the fabric of spacetime, the three spatial dimensions and time combined in a four-dimensional continuum. For this reason, an observer inside a black hole experiences the passage of time much differently than an outside observer."


My entry Suzanne Gummow"Black Hole"


Suzanne Gummow detail "Black Hole"



Suzanne Gummow detail "Black Hole"

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Creative Raw Edge Collage

This is one of the classes that I have the privilege of teaching at AQC in April 2016 in Melbourne(for further information go to aqc.com.au). There are some exciting classes at the Conference as well as great exhibitions and 'shops'. So why not join me or one of the other classes. This is an exciting class with an interesting approach to raw edge applique. I guess all of us who teach collage teaches it in a different way to each other and we all have those wonderful hints and tricks to make life easier so join me at AQC.


This is the description to the workshop.

You will learn to look at fabrics and colour in totally new ways to create images to suit your textile works or quilts. Creative raw edge collage is a technique that can be developed almost spontaneously out of the love of the fabrics themselves and don’t we love those fabrics? You will create a small wall hanging approximately a A3 size. Some of the techniques covered in this workshop will be basic design, raw edge applique, free machine stitching/quilting and finishing techniques that will be required for your special raw edge collage work. Students will work on individual themes and therefore all finished work will be different. A fun workshop!

Suzanne Gummow - deatil "Southern Flowers"

Suzanne Gummow - deatil Peacock

Suzanne Gummow - detail flower

Suzanne Gummow

So come and enjoy AQC with me in April