Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tasmania, Threads and Alice Kettle

These two books showcasing the work of Alice Kettle arrived in the post yesterday- I am so looking forward to having a good look at them once I get some work done on my climate change quilt!

I swapped these luscious threads for one of my small pieces whilst in Tasmania. They are hand dyed by Madhi Chadler and they come in a wonderful array of colours as you can see. Madhi sells the threads for $5 per skein or 10 skeins for $40 ( plus postage of course). Unfortunately she does not have a website but if you are iterested let me know and I shall pass any enquiries onto Madhi.

This was the wonderful view that greeted my mornings whilst I was teaching in Tasmania- the land in the far distance is Brunie Island- isn't it magical? I had a wonderful time teaching in Tasmania- a wonderful and varied group of people, I felt I learnt as much as what I taught and have come home brimming with some ideas for my climate change quilt on which I need to get cracking as I am going to New Zealand at the end of next week to pick up the My Place quilts. I also seem to have delusional thoughts that I want to do a lot of hand stitching on this quilt

Ohh and one thing I haven't mentioned before , but I am a firm believer in once you put information out there things follow- plans are well under way for the year we intend to spend in France in 2010. We shall be staying a small distance north of Montpellier- and if you are interested in organising any workshops in Europe whilst I am there please contact me. We will also be doing residential workshops at the placewhere I am staying, which has good studio facilities. So if you are at all interested in partaking of those please let me know and I would also appreciate some feedback on what you would like to learn or do in such workshops? And would any french person like to come and stay at my house- soon- my daughter really needs to practice her french for VCE???
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Gerrie said...

I am taking a class from Alice at the end of the month at the SDA conference. Lucky me.

Alison said...

There is a large Alice Kettle embroidery in the reading room of the National Library in Canberra. Google Alice Kettle NLA to see visuals. I love how she doeas the Australian skies.

Judy said...


I am so pleased to hear your year living in France will go ahead, good luck for it all.