What happened this week? After last weekend of indigo dyeing with Jacky I got carried away and did more dyeing during the week because I didn't want to waste the dye I mixed at the weekend. I wanted to try different shibori techniques. I was really happy with the results of most of them. I have grouped the photos together so not to fill the page with too many photos.
This weekend is a busy one. I signed up for an online workshop starting on Feb 1. It's called LOVE Workshop, with Tracy Bakkelokken of Prana Light. It's only a one week workshop. I have started by making a Valentine's card and then we have a workshop workbook to fill-in (optional). Also, this weekend Jacky and I went to Maria Cook's exhibition opening in Ballarat. Today, Sunday I picked up my weaving piece from the Weavers and Spinners Guild where it was part of the Introduction to 4 shafts weaving. After that I met up with my friend Jane. All in all, the week has been quite busy and enjoyable one.
Here is my version of the Valentine's card I made as part of Love workshop assignment. I'm going to scan and send it electronically. I will keep the original card to add to my indigo journal that I'm starting soon. For the card I used fabric and threads I indigo dyed myself. The red hearts and thread are from my stash.
Here are my weaving pieces hanging as part of the exhibition. The sakiori weaving on the right have now been in two exhibitions. It got much interest by both the weavers and dyers. I'm really pleased about that.
I visited my friend Jane at her house. We cerebrated with a glass of bubbles and had lots of catching up to do. Jane was so happy and relaxed; I think being a lady of leisure suits her.
Some photos from Maria Cook's exhibition entitled The Kimonos Journey: Function to Art. It was great to get to meet Maria in person as well. Maria uses vintage kimono fabric for all her work. I'm so inspired by her work. After the exhibition Jacky and I went to Mill Street Market and got ourselves some real bargains.
This is one of mokume shibori (wood grain) that took me two weeks to stitch up. I always like the checkerboard pattern and thought a checkerboard pattern in shibori would be terrific if it worked. I was so happy when I untied the threads and discovered the checkerboard patterns I was hoping for!
Here is another piece of kumo shibori I dyed. This one was easy and fast to prepare. It's done by tying over round headed screws. Both of these pieces are worked over scarves that I made from a long piece of fabric. I made the fringes on both ends of the scarves to add that soft look and feel.
Another online workshop I'm doing this month is a 4-week workshop on iPhoneography with Kate England. Photography is my latest love right now because I'm using my iPhone camera to take all my photos so I thought a workshop on iPhone photography would help me a great deal with my photos in the future, I hope!
Until next time