Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cross X Pollination

I am involved in a project organised by  the COPACC Centre in Colac involving Textile and Fibre Art  from July 6-14. it is an exciting program of exhibitions by  Catherine O'Leary ( felt maker extraordinaire), Sue Ferrari and myself as well as exhibitions of  Farmers' Armour- wearable art ( also a competition and prize), Art Wihtout Borders ( migrants' journeys) and another exhibition at  red Rock Gallery ( RRTAG) entitled Grafted and also with a competition and prize money to be won. There will be a Makers' Market, Creative Foyer and Floor Talks.Details are here . Colac is an hour and three quarters drive from Melbourne.Or you can download the Artful Winter brochure.

I will be teaching, linocut making and stamping, Printing your own fabric ( including African painting technique) and  transfer dyeing and printing and working with lutradur on  9,10 and 11 July respectively.If you are interested in doing any of these workshops contact me or the organisers directly.

There is still time to book into the Travellers' Blanket on-line class- email me for the information sheet.It starts on 17 June.

the l;ast few months I have been teaching a Travellers' Blanket class form home - we meet once a month after  dyeing the fabric in the first session, and so  we sit and stitch and work on our blankets. However  there are times when a student produces such lovely work that i have to say out loud- I wish I had made that!All of the participants this session have made wonderful work but Fiona Jellie from Colac is also an embroiderer- and she has applied her skills beautifully to decorating and embellishing her squares- see what you think! I can't wait to see  the finished piece.
I wished i had taken a detail photo to show Fiona's beautiful embroidery! 

And last but not least- a new Gypsy Blanket I am working on, using  left over pieces of hand printed fabric, hand dyed fabrics and making thread work for you!


fiona jellie said...

thanks for your very generous comment Dijanne

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly recommend the African painting - lots of fun and you end up with exciting fabric