Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wedding dresses & blue challenge

I finished my blue challenge and will post it to Jan in time for the craft fair display. The story is on my blog, here. I still have some of Juliet's fabrics etc. left. I will do something with them but didn't want to post the ceramic tiles as they would be heavy.

Below: at the April meeting members were asked to bring their wedding dresses. I wasn't there but Jan took some photos.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July meeting

Show and Tell

 Blue Challenge Pieces
These are some of the results from the blue challenge. Those of us who didn't finish yet (including me) still have time to do their piece and get it to Jan or Dorothy who are setting up our display at the Claremont craft fair, August 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Delys's tea cosies 'A Spot of Tea' and her 'Queen of Tarts' from a recent exhibition she was in at Ellenbrook Gallery. The small 1 in front is also a tea cosy from the exhibition. She also made the knitted wire scarf which has a lovely soft hand.
Below:  Debbie G made the beautiful fabric bag and Margaret P brought the green fabric with the screen she used to print it after a demo I did on thermofax printing for the Contemporary Quilt Group. The screen is my design made from a bubble wrap print.

Member Retrospective

Karin treated us to a magnificent display of her work as well as a power point presentation. She has Maori heritage and the history she explained to us was fascinating. Her research and textile works were all part of her Masters in Education which she completed at Edith Cowan University.
I haven't taken any close-up photos of the framed works because of the reflections but Karin may send me some pics later which I will add to the blog.

Above: 'Whitewash' These figures were crocheted before they were felted in the washing machine. They represent the Maori chiefs when they realized they had been tricked by the signing of the Waitangi treaty.
felted bowls from the same body of work.

Dorothy showed us a technique to cover containers, books or canvases using paper napkins, glue and modelling paste to give a 3 dimensional effect. The pic doesn't show it very well, but the centre cat's face is raised. Some more examples she brought below.