Category Archives: Natural dyeing

Deadlines and Sneak Peaks

The end of June was the first MELD deadline (no pressure) just a more formal show and tell of our works completed and in progress for the exhibition. It was a chance to see the whole body of work and … Continue reading

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With our exhibition title Hidden Revealed Transformed now announced, I’m feeling the pressure to convey its relationship to what I’m doing….. I’m a member of another group called Designing Women.  DW has an exhibition this year also.  One of its … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing Part 2

The continuing story of my attempts to dye the piece of old sheeting that is to be the backing of my WAFTA Mysterium piece is at my blog

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Natural Dyeing

I’ve just been preparing a very large piece of cotton to be a backing for my WAFTA Mysterium piece.  Details of my process are on my blog Horace.

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Different Mordents by Julie

Another experiment with sun dyeing. I have used white cotton fabric that has been prepared with soda ash solution. In each case I have laid out my fabric and placed on dried flowers. Flowers are dark red and yellow from … Continue reading

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Long weekend handbag session

This past Australia Day long weekend I trialled a product called By Annie’s Soft And Stable, an interfacing for handbags which I’d bought last year at a Craft Show.  It was said to be superior to other interfacings in that … Continue reading

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Silk scarf prepared Shibori style for dyeing

I spent Friday afternoon with Louise putting things into an indigo dye vat that Louise had prepared earlier that day. (Lucky me got all the fun without the work!) This is a photograph of the scarf that I had prepared … Continue reading

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