Sunday, December 28, 2014

12 x 12 challenge canvases at 'Seams and Layers' exhibtion 2014



by Iris Whitlock
These are some of the Animal, Mineral & Vegetable challenge pieces done by most DW members early this year. The only restrictions were that they had to be on a 12" x 12" canvas and include animal, mineral & vegetable in the materials.








by Iris Whitlock









by Rae Poon








by Margaret Perrot



by Judith Rhodes

by Linda Stokes

Our next meeting is in February - hope everyone has a happy, safe Christmas and New Year.


Monday, November 17, 2014

More exhibition photos

Leaf Litter by Margaret Ford. Silk dyed with avocado, onion and purple carrot, cotton thread. Frame by Edgar Arnold.



Rock Pool by Susie Johnson. Silk and Cotton. Right: Indigo Basket by Jan Arnold. Indigo dyed fabric, linen twine, cotton thread.



Fire and Rejuvenation, Dust Storm and Flood Plain by Jan Campbell. Hand dyed cottons, linen, silk and stranded cotton thread.


Paradise Lost by Margaret Perrot. Cotton and paint


Eucalyptus Hangings from left: Silver Dollar by Jan Oldham, Eucalyptus by Delys Brady, Eucalyptus Dream by Juliet Hargreaves, Tumble by Susie Johnson, Boranup by Jan Arnold, Desert Sands by Annette Nykiel, Eucalyptus Marginata by Dorothy Treasure, Silk Eucalyptus by Margaret Perrot.


Marrakesh Meditations by Jan Oldham. Hand painted silk, hand embroidered.


Resampled by Annette Nykiel. Hand dyed sample bags, corded and sewn.


Life 1, 2 and 3 by Juliet Hargreaves. Silk, digital print, machine embroidery.


WA Spring 1 and 2 by Juliet Hargreaves. As above.


Sediment Vessel by Susie Johnson. Sari silk and cotton. Right: Secret Garden by Margaret Perrot.
Vilene, paper, paint and thread.


Blues by Debbie Gugiatti, Felting, free machine embroidery and beading. (apologies for the reflections but it's a lovely piece so I wanted to include it)


Rain Forrest detail: by Juliet Hargreaves. Hand felted wool, silk velvet, machine embroidery.

The exhibition was a success with more visitors and sales than the previous 2. I'll post more photos next time.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Some Exhibition Photos

Seams and Layers, at the Nyisztor Studio, Melville, is well worth seeing but it closes Wednesday 5th November.
Opening times: Sun 2 - 5pm, Tue & Wed 10am - 5pm.

Above: Juliet Hargreaves' amazing felt vessels in the foreground and the felted and machine embroidered panel below is hers too. I forgot to take a catalogue home so I'll update this post with more details later but I wanted to show some of the pieces while you can still visit the exhibition.




Above: by Rae Poon, Below centre: by Susie Johnson


  2 metre Eucalyptus challenge hangings - from left: by Delys Brady, Jan Campbell, Rae Poon, Annette Nykiel & Jan Oldham.

Above: by Jaslyn Pearse, below, Debbie Racklyeft.


Above background: 12" x 12" Animal, Mineral and Vegetable challenge pieces. Below: by Delys Brady.

Below: by Jan Oldham.

There is much more that I haven't shown yet - I'll take some more photos on Tueday when I'm there.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Opening night of Seams & Layers


We had a good opening night for our exhibition, lots of interested people, many of them friends and family, lovely harp music and delicious food and drinks.
If you're in Perth, it will be open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 2 - 5pm until it closes on Wednesday 5th November, at the Nyisztor Studio, 391 Canning Hwy, Melville. Entry and parking from Stock Road.

















Unfortunately our president, Jan, was still in hospital after breaking her ankle so Dorothy stepped in to introduce Jan Mullen who performed the opening.




Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Meeting


This year has flown by and now it's almost time for our exhibition Seams and Layers to open. Saturday's meeting was a flurry of exhibition work - many were adding finishing touches, hanging devices and labels But we also had to allocate jobs for the opening and the roster.

Scroll down to the next post to see the invitation.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Seams and Layers invitation

Here is our exhibition invitation - hope to see you there! Click on the image for detail.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dwellingup retreat


This month there is no meeting because of the annual retreat at Banksia Springs. I'm not there but Zoe kindly sent these pics for the blog. Looks like a hive of activity! Most people will be busy working on their exhibition pieces as they need to be finished by the October meeting.




Banksia Springs is looking good.