Monday, November 11, 2013

November meeting - POJAGI

Show and Tell
Above: Juliet's felted Ipad covers.
Below: hand stitched postcards by Karen.

These 2 canvases were done after the Cindy Cooper's workshop from last months meeting. I'm sure others will appear in time - mine has a way to go.

Our theme for this month's meeting was Pojagi. Juliet and Iris were involved in guiding a community art project with the City of Melville 2006 - 2008. More than 80 people participated, including several groups including Designing Women, Djiti djiti Indigenous Women's Group, Murdoch Hospice, Nulsen Haven, RAAFA Lodge and Applecross Senior High School. The pic below is a page from The City of Melville Art Collection Textiles 2009 Brochure which shows the finished piece hanging in the foyer of the council building where we visited it before our meeting. We were also able to see the City of Melville collection of textile art while there, which was well worth seeing.

The 5 panels are made up of individual squares done by the people involved which have been assembled using a technique similar to pojagi (a traditional Korean form of patchwork) The border fabrics are polyester organza. As Juliet and Iris explained. the putting together and finishing of the project was very challenging because of the transparency of the fabrics and having to get the layers and seams matching and looking good from both sides as well as hanging straight.
Below: a practise piece they did when planning the project.
 When we returned Piney Lakes for our meeting, Juliet demonstrated the basic Pojagi technique as well as french and lap felled seams which give a similar effect but are done differently.

the sample pieces done on silk organza.
step by step sample

The December meeting will be our Christmas lunch at Jan A's home for which we all make a Christmas decoration to swap.
Several Designing Women have pieces in the WAFTA members exhibition: 'Mysterium' at the Central Tafe Gallery, Aberdeen Street Perth until November 16. It's well worth seeing.
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