Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas goodies & swaps

Exciting mail today from another of Judy's generous blog giveaways - thanks so much Judy!

Not much happening here in the way of art lately but I went to Trudi Pollard's exhibition opening at Genesis in the Hills last Saturday. Some great work on show and I bought one of her framed pieces. Its only on until Sunday so hurry if you want to see it. She uses a lot of natural dyes from local plants and hand stitching - beautiful!
This week also, I saw another textile exhibition which is well worth a visit in Perth at the WA museum - it's called Prefix and features several of Perth's more well known textile artists as well as some Japanese artists. It has been shown in Japan too. Upstairs there is also a display of Noongar dolls.

I made 2 Christmas decorations for swaps at group meetings but forgot to photograph them. Above is the one I received from Juliet at Designing Women's Christmas lunch. 

This is a section of the cool fabric I received from Glenda in the Aus/NZ art quilt Yahoo group swap - she did a roller print from her outdoor table to get the pattern. A scan of 1 of my pieces is  below. They're both fat quarters but I've only shown the sections that I scanned.

My fabric (below) is a multi layered print using a soy wax stencil, mono printing, thermofax screen, block printing and over dyeing.

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas time.
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Judys Fiber Art said...

Judy McCarthy is such a kind and generous artist. She sent me some goodies after my last hand surgery. I used all of them.

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Judys Fiber Art said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. Making art as giveaways or gifts does require "letting go." But I enjoy seeing how much people appreciate what we do.

Emma said...

Lovely decorations, I so enjoy making them. Wish I had some textile exhibitions to go to, must do some organising to find some next year.

Happy Christmas!

Joy V said...

Love your multi-layered fabric, looks like it has a lot of depth to it.

Dorothy said...

We wish you and Wayne a very Happty Christmas and all that you wish for in the New Year. Great fabrics too.

Annette said...

Fabulous gifts, lucky you. The fabrics produced for that swap were stunning, well done.