Friday, May 01, 2015

March Meeting

The blog has been neglected of late, because we have a new facebook page which is easier to update, but it will be continuing as not all members are on facebook.

Our March meeting was the AGM, additionally, we took photos of Piney Lakes to inspire work for our display at the Claremont craft fair in August and we held a members swap of Artist Trading cards. Some members brought their collections of ATCs and their methods of displaying them for show and tell. (Margaret P's collection above)

Jane Stone's gorgeous hand embroidery

Jaslyn brought in these new books. We quickly decided to buy them for our library!

ATC collection in business card file.

Hand made display folder with ATCs

Beautiful art works by Rae Poon.

Hand stitched hexagon cushion

AGM and below a cushion by Dorothy.

I'll add April's Procion dye workshop photos later and in May we'll have a demo of Gelli Plate printing with the opportunity to try it.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

February Meeting

Show and tell at our February meeting - it was great to catch up with everyone after the break.

Margaret F was working on an experimental hand stitched piece inspired by the book above.

Our meeting room at Piney Lakes. Below: 3 people won a raffle prize for filling in their questionnaire. This mug bag made by Jan C was 1 of the prizes. 

More wonderful work by Delys above.
Below: Deb made the metal Christmas tree for our Christmas party gift swap and I was the lucky recipient! She's been doing some jewellery classes and made the embedded beads too.

show and tell by Dorothy - collage and crocheted bag.

more show and tell.

our library shelf - not a bad collection - they can be borrowed by members.

Seams and Layers, our exhibition in 2014 was featured in the current Textile Fibre Forum magazine.
Thanks to Annette and Juliet.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

12 x 12 challenge canvases at 'Seams and Layers' exhibtion 2014

by Iris Whitlock
These are some of the Animal, Mineral & Vegetable challenge pieces done by most DW members early this year. The only restrictions were that they had to be on a 12" x 12" canvas and include animal, mineral & vegetable in the materials.

by Iris Whitlock

by Rae Poon

by Margaret Perrot

by Judith Rhodes

by Linda Stokes

Our next meeting is in February - hope everyone has a happy, safe Christmas and New Year.

Monday, November 17, 2014

More exhibition photos

Leaf Litter by Margaret Ford. Silk dyed with avocado, onion and purple carrot, cotton thread. Frame by Edgar Arnold.

Rock Pool by Susie Johnson. Silk and Cotton. Right: Indigo Basket by Jan Arnold. Indigo dyed fabric, linen twine, cotton thread.

Fire and Rejuvenation, Dust Storm and Flood Plain by Jan Campbell. Hand dyed cottons, linen, silk and stranded cotton thread.

Paradise Lost by Margaret Perrot. Cotton and paint

Eucalyptus Hangings from left: Silver Dollar by Jan Oldham, Eucalyptus by Delys Brady, Eucalyptus Dream by Juliet Hargreaves, Tumble by Susie Johnson, Boranup by Jan Arnold, Desert Sands by Annette Nykiel, Eucalyptus Marginata by Dorothy Treasure, Silk Eucalyptus by Margaret Perrot.

Marrakesh Meditations by Jan Oldham. Hand painted silk, hand embroidered.

Resampled by Annette Nykiel. Hand dyed sample bags, corded and sewn.

Life 1, 2 and 3 by Juliet Hargreaves. Silk, digital print, machine embroidery.

WA Spring 1 and 2 by Juliet Hargreaves. As above.

Sediment Vessel by Susie Johnson. Sari silk and cotton. Right: Secret Garden by Margaret Perrot.
Vilene, paper, paint and thread.

Blues by Debbie Gugiatti, Felting, free machine embroidery and beading. (apologies for the reflections but it's a lovely piece so I wanted to include it)

Rain Forrest detail: by Juliet Hargreaves. Hand felted wool, silk velvet, machine embroidery.

The exhibition was a success with more visitors and sales than the previous 2. I'll post more photos next time.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Some Exhibition Photos

Seams and Layers, at the Nyisztor Studio, Melville, is well worth seeing but it closes Wednesday 5th November.
Opening times: Sun 2 - 5pm, Tue & Wed 10am - 5pm.

Above: Juliet Hargreaves' amazing felt vessels in the foreground and the felted and machine embroidered panel below is hers too. I forgot to take a catalogue home so I'll update this post with more details later but I wanted to show some of the pieces while you can still visit the exhibition.

Above: by Rae Poon, Below centre: by Susie Johnson

  2 metre Eucalyptus challenge hangings - from left: by Delys Brady, Jan Campbell, Rae Poon, Annette Nykiel & Jan Oldham.

Above: by Jaslyn Pearse, below, Debbie Racklyeft.

Above background: 12" x 12" Animal, Mineral and Vegetable challenge pieces. Below: by Delys Brady.

Below: by Jan Oldham.

There is much more that I haven't shown yet - I'll take some more photos on Tueday when I'm there.