Not many creations in the last couple of weeks. The shorter winter days make me feel like snuggling in and get comfy in the evenings instead of being active. I have a few projects on the go that I should get on with! Ha, but I'm just too lazy!
I did make a trip to Kazari Ziguzagu last week to check out for some vintage indigo fabric that my friend asked me to get for her. It was a lovely visit as always. I found some great textile pieces that I took photos of (not bought!).
While I was looking for vintage indigo fabric for a friend I found some for ME (naturally) from an online shop KimoYes as well.
I did put some stitching on my swirling cloth I'm making into a blog book cover. The problem with working without pattern is that I sometimes get stitcher's block so I have to leave it for a while. Does that happen to you too? Anyway, read the captions on each photo to see what else I did.
|Leaping bunny on Noren, indigo Katazome|
|Vintage Japanese textiles from KimoYes|
|A hemp Yukata is ready to be de-constructed, Kazari Ziguzagu|
|Swirly weaving with added stitching|
|Naturally dyed samples pieced into Bojagi cloth|
|Ayako's crochet blanket displayed by Cobie Lee.|
|Another Coptic binding book|
|Books and friends. Dot Christian, Ro Bruhn and Jacky Williams|
|Colourful Eucalyptus leaves found on a windy day|
I'm excited to share my lucky find with you! It's not like any lucky find I've shown you before. This time it is an historic Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis). It is approximately 400-500 years old so it predates European settlements in Australia. River Red Gums can live up to 700 years or more. I discovered it on the campus where I work. When standing next to it, I feel like standing next to those movable trees in 'Lord of the Ring'!
After 10 years of working here I thought I had discovered all the gardens and trees on this campus, but when I found this grand old tree I couldn't help but get excited. I have organised to take my colleagues to view the tree next Monday. A real treat for us all.
Until next time.