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Friday, 3 April 2015


Below are some more pictures of the girls and their dyeing

Candice and her pole wrapping dress

Two of my younger students getting stuck into the dyeing process

Beautiful hot pink dyed fabric

The beginning of a bag - Kerrie's

Loads of marbles tied into the fabric and dyed

The students have done such a great job of their dyeing!!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


Some more pics of the students dyeing

Sue and her dyed shirt - detail below

Friday, 27 March 2015

Pole Wrapping (Not Dancing) Dyeing 

Below are photos of my students  - the dyeing unit in progress.

Candice,  Kerrie and Paige helping wrap a long dress around the pole

Candice painting the wrap

Wrapped and dyed

Pole wrapping drying in the sun

Wait for future blogs for the unwrapping
Wonder what they will look like?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Lest We Forget - 100 Years, 100 Quilts

Below is my entry "Red Poppy" into this exhibition

Lest We Forget: What Does This Mean to You?

Specially created for AQC in 2015 is this display of small challenge quilts, commemorating one of Australia’s most defining times and in tribute to all those affected by conflicts over the years.
For the ‘Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge – 100 Years, 100 Quilts’ quiltmakers from across Australia and New Zealand were invited to contribute to this exhibition of mini-quilts. The quilts they have created will now be hung together as a mosaic, premiering at AQC and then touring at the Craft & Quilt Fairs.
Many quiltmakers have added a dedication to the reverse of their quilt, and the stories behind each piece are touching and heartfelt.

Detail of "Red Poppy"

During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. In soldiers' folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. The poppy soon became widely accepted throughout the allied nations as the flower of remembrance to be worn on Armistice Day. The Australian Returned Soldiers first sold poppies for Armistice Day in 1921.
My grandfather being one of them.

Come to AQC and enjoy this wonderful exhibition

Monday, 23 March 2015

Ice Dyeing

Below are some photos of one of my students dyeing fabric using the ice texhinque. Her name is Janine Clark and she is studying under the Visual Arts Certificate 4 - Textiles course at Marden Senior College in Adelaide. It was fasinating to watch her all masked up and the results were very interesting. The results are very different to other dye techniques and this was her first attempt - wonder what she will do with the next lot?

Janine masked up as she is using powdered dye - OHS

Ice and dye - now we wait for the results

Close up of the ice and dye powder

Ice and the dye - then wait till it melts and ???

The results - Pink fabric Ice Dyed

Try for youself and see what happens.

Monday, 16 March 2015


These are some photos that I took on my trip to Millicent last week.
Will need to store them for later inspiration for my textile future works.
I am always looking and storing information for those future projects.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Creating New Fabric Workshop

Below is the next step (none completed) the motifs that the students will add to their backgrounds done on day one. These are not finished so they will fabulous when done. A great workshop. Thanks to the students who were great and seemed to enjoy the class.