I’ve been weaving with fairy floss. Well I presume it must be as it floats in the updraft of the heater beside my loom. It is very cold in the back studio at Sturt and I cope with being cold by looking like “Michelin man” and having the heater under the loom.
This was the final piece woven for the exhibition. The gold metallic supplementary weft is 3 threads and is very light; hence floating in the updraft. I am delighted that it made the deadline. At one stage I really thought it just wouldn’t be woven in time.
Pattern: A Universal Phenomenon is now hanging in the Redland Art Gallery. I am delighted with how it has come together. My thanks goes to the staff at RAG both for their professionalism in making this happen and to the hanging committee that have made my vision work. The exhibition is open till Sunday 22nd September. My thanks also go to all the people who came to either or both the opening and the floor talk. It was a grand turn out at both and I certainly appreciated the response to the exhibition.
Journey by Hand. 25 damask pices mounted with matching design source and repeat motif. This series couldn’t have come about to its full potential without the graphics wizardry of my friend Indra Deigan.
For this exhibition, I have also produced a limited run of journals. The journals have images from Journeys by Hand. One day not so long ago I spent the afternoon with my friend Judith Krone at her cabin (see June post)learning how to do coptic binding. Little did I know it would result in this. Judith also introduced me to Spoonflower where I have had the fabrics printed.
I would also like to acknowledge the Centre for Contemporary Textiles in Montreal. It was there I spent time and had these jacquard textiles in this exhibition woven.