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the Solace Project…

June 11, 2015

India Flint put out the call for submissions to the Solace Project – whilst she’s at The Observatory in Andamooka she’ll be piecing these words on fabric together to make…. what I believe will be a beautiful, soulful ode… a connection between lots of people and nature…

I started out with some rust dyed silk…

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I sat with many words for quite a while… the negative as well as the positive…

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… until these two words stayed with me…

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Blooming….

January 28, 2015

I feel very honoured and excited to be included as part of Tribe Tuesday on Flora Bowley’s blog….  find out more about her classes HERE

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At work today we had a wonderful man from Monash University – Craig Hassed talking about mindfulness….. a few friends commented on all the painting I’d been doing that they’d seen on FB… but I noticed later that those lovely, positive comments didn’t really get through to me (perhaps I’ll be more open to them now I’ve noticed….)  My point is – I really noticed some feeling of recognition and acknowledgment from being profiled on Flora’s blog… something about it makes me feel a little bit more ready to take the next step….. whatever that might be…. I am feeling very supported by the Universe right now and that is beautiful…..

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Eco legs

April 17, 2014

Thank you to jane from Folios and Fibre  for sharing her idea of Eco dyeing long johns! Can’t wait for some cooler weather now!

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So loved playing with these today !

April 16, 2014

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This dress in a day?

April 13, 2014

First of all we started of with a long tube of 2 different fabrics sewn up one end as well (see Julian Roberts website – http://www.julianand.com)

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20140413-093634.jpgThis is me making my first cuts in the fabric for the bodice.

 

 

20140413-093745.jpgMy finished dress which was quite a surprise.

20140413-093802.jpgMy dress amongst other dresses completed by the class. What struck me most was Julian’s incredible philosophy, intellect and generosity with his ideas – he designs fashion from his heart and soul – an amazing inspiration!

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the finished dress….

April 2, 2014

… especially for Nami to see…

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Testing…

April 1, 2014

I really wanted to try getting eco prints on calico – so I tried pre soaking in 3 different solutions –

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this one in Magic solution – (see India Flint’s Eco-Dyeing book for the recipe….)

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This one in vinegar, which helped pick up the metal but not much else..

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And this one in MILK – even though the pic is a little pale – you can see it has picked up the eucalyptus leaf print – yay for protein!

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