The top three photos are pomegranates I printed onto silk with Trapsuutjies Textile paint. The colour of the thread plays a big role in how these cards will eventually look. The bottom photo is a journal cover I made for a Mojo journal I bought in London a few years ago.It is free machine embroidery lace couched onto yellow fabric.
I am finding it hard to get motivated at the moment- I hate it when I fee like this as I really need to be doing so much.
And I should have put this on my blog earlier, but for any Australian quilt artist out there ( or New Zealand or South African ones) I am the Australian co-ordinator for a travelling quilt project, that will travel to New Zealand , South Africa and Australia and elsehwere. Anne Scott form New Zealand quilter is the Kiwi co-ordinator and organiser and Jeanette Botha is the South African co-ordinator.
Here is the information- if yo are interested in registering your interest simply email me:
The theme is "My Place".
· There will be 30 works from each country and
these will be selected from entries received.
· Finished entries are due 15 July 2008.
· Entries must be 50 cm square (finished). They
may be any kind of fibre art. The size has been chosen so the quilts
can be stacked for ease of international freight.
· Each artist should provide a photograph of
themselves, a 75-word statement that describes the inspiration for
their piece and a release allowing the piece to be photographed and
shown at various venues around the world.
· The travelling exhibition will premier at the
South African National Quilt Festival 2008 before touring venues in
South Africa, Australia and New Zealand - and possibly elsewhere for
at least 2 years. The quilts will be displayed at Taia Textile
Gallery, Wellington during Symposium 2009.
· Each piece should be sturdy enough to be stacked
and freighted. repeatedly. Pieces with significant three-dimensional
features, pieces that require special hanging apparatus, or pieces
that are delicate and require special handling are not suitable for