November 17, 2010

You are Invited to Notjustnat Exhibition

You are invited to an opening of Notjustnat Exhibition on 27 Nov, 2010. The exhibition is actually starts on Wed. 17 November because Mr Notjustnat and I will be in Sydney straight after I set up the exhibition, and not coming back until next week. So the official opening will have to be deferred until the weekend after. I am so happy that my friend and teacher Tricia McGaughey agreed to open the exhibition for us. Tricia was the main reason I got into book binding. Tricia is now the  President of Basketmakers of Victoria where I'm a member. So if you are in town on Saturday Nov. 27th. you are very welcome to the opening.
Below are some photos of the exhibits I took this morning. I will be taking more photos after I set up on Wednesday.
Boro coasters made from Boro cloth. The solid blue fabric is very torn and I had a pleasure of mending it. I used 4 different fabrics for these coasters. By placing each fabric in a different position it makes it more interesting. 
   
The mini Kimono was made with a group of friends as part of Japanese challenge. I cut up a cotton Kimono and gave each one a piece to make whatever they want with it. The only rule was to make something Japanese. I made this reversible mini Kimono using Sashiko stitching on one side and red ties on the other side. 
This is how it looks on the reverse side of mini Kimono. I will be displaying everything you see in a group inside the display cabinet. I did a test run yesterday and I'm happy with how it looks. 
You might remember this pincushion in a tub I blogged about before. Don't you just love my scissors? They are so unbelievably sharp and comfortable to use. The little fob is made from a kurrajong  pod and filled with raw wool to keep the needle from rusting. 

It has been a busy time organizing the exhibition. I am really enjoying it though. In my last job in Abu Dhabi I was working as part of a team organizing conferences. We did at least 4 conferences a year. It was so much fun and we got to stay in the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai in one of our conferences. How cool was that? 

The easy part of this exhibition is that I have been making stuff regardless of the exhibition.  Most of the of work in the exhibition is mine, so you will be seeing more photos here in the next few posts.


20 comments:

kaite said...

very cool boro coasters Nat. all the best for the exhibition, k.

Nedra said...

So exciting! How I wish I could come and see so much of your talent displayed at once.

Valentina said...

Congratulations, dear friend! Oh wow, I just love the poster!!!
Truly amazing--- You are so talented and I wish you all the best with the exhibit. I can wait to see more pictures: this is such an inspiration!
Nat, I wish you a lovely time in Sydney and a fun time back!!!
Big hug,
V.

Suzanna said...

Congratulations Nat! Hope it goes very very well. Wish I could come...

QuiltSue said...

I wish I could be there to see all these great items, but as it is I'll just have to look forward to seeing them in your blog.

Kathie said...

beautiful coasters, oh I just love that mini kimono and the pincushion in a tub. LOVE all those stitches in that. Oh your just so talented.
Kathie

Janet said...

Everything looks so beautiful, you have such a creative talent in whatever you do. I love the mini kimono, especially the fabric.Have a great exhibition.

Terry said...

The pre exhibition photos look great. Enjoy setting up. Like the boro coasters.

RitaGri said...

Ja es būtu tuvāk, noteikti dotos aplūkot izstādi. Lai veiksmīga izstāde!

Jacky said...

Guess what....we have had to change the date of our Art Groups get together so I can come along to the opening on the 27th!!!
I'll be there with bells on Nat...yipee!

Jacky xox

Bunny said...

Oh I want to come I love your work. Good luck.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Nat I so wish that I could be there in person to enjoy all of your creations! I will there in spirit.

Congrats,
Stefanie

Suedio said...

Looking forward to seeing your photos, Nat. Thanks for letting those of us who won't make it to Melbourne a part of your exhibition too.

Regards, Sue

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Nat how very exciting to have your very own exhibition!!! And looking so lovely and blue too...Dzintra♥x

ria vogelzang said...

Whish I could be there with you...!! Never the less: the pictures look so great!!! This is really going to be a super-exhibition!
Whishing you both a grand success!!
Love and a big hug!! ;))

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

Oh I wish I could go and see it all. Thank you for the photo's of it so far. Love that you used a Kurrajong seed pod. I hope it wasn't too itchty!!! Your coasters ard mini kimono are so beautiful. There is something about blue that makes everthing look so smart. Have a great time with your exhibition.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Dot said...

Hi there Nat
Oooh...I love all the photo's you have shared. And the boro coasters are gorgoeus! I was hoping to come along to the opening after my art catch up day with Jacky was changed but am working now. Finish work at 3 though so might be able to come along afterwards? Would love to see more of your work up close. Hope you are having a wonderful time in Sydney. Loved the photo's you shared of your granddaughter at Ziguzagu and your eco dyeing is wonderful.
Dot xx

Anonymous said...

I went and had a look at the exhibition, well worth the trip. Very nice work.

Micki said...

Congrats Nat! How exciting for you! I love the mini kimono.
Micki

Ivory Spring said...

I just love those kimonos. I wish I could attend... :(

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