Monday, June 11, 2012

June Meeting

Delys gave a wonderful retrospective of her work at our June meeting. she is well known as a talented doll and jewelry maker in WA but she showed us a fantastic range of creative work from hand embroidery, book making, clothing & accessories, crochet and more. Note the jacket she is wearing, made about 30years ago from wool purchased from Boans department store which was an institution here in the west - long gone, sadly.

Below: Some of the beautiful jewelry pieces Delys brought to show us.

Shrinking Violets was the topic for discussion this month. 2 of the techniques shown were Cloque and Nuno felting. (below) Others were Shrink Magic, Grillon thread, soluble fabrics and fabric manipulation techniqes like pleating, smocking and ruching.

  Red Challenge

Above: by Judith.

More Red pieces by various members.

Above: An important meeting - decisions needed to be made for a group installation - to be part of our exhibition - they came to an agreement eventually! 

Above: Mararet P's gorgeous quilt which was the only show and tell apart from the Red pieces.