Earlier this year I began experimenting with drying native flower buds in silica gel (crystals). It can be bought on line under the name of Flower Drying Crystals and is both reasonably priced and reusable. I began in July/August with my work but have not revisited it since then due to the unwelcome diagnosis ofContinue reading “Drying delicate native flower buds”
Our first sighting of the Bendigo Wax in the wild. Flowering earlier than normal, it was a delight to see. As were the sundews glistening in the sun.
I have not posted here for some time and thought it best to keep my records up to date. Last month was a busy time balancing fighting off a dose of the flu or cold or whatever that, like many people. knocked me out a bit, with the preparation of work for the annual BendigoContinue reading “Busy few months”
Very happy how my suburban native flora looks on this lovely cotton from Nextstate printing. Not sure how to use it yet, ideas swirling away!
I was at the launch of this trail, second year in the making. Tremendous amount of work from all involved, lead by artist Mari Li Donni. I have a WearableArt piece at the Heathcote Winery(yes it is for sale and can be taken on the day) as well as poem with Elaine van Dyk atContinue reading “Write unto art trail, Bendigo to Heathcote”
I was a bit saddened as well as joyful yesterday when I said goodbye to this beauty when it sold at the Australian native plant society annual show. I trust its new owner will get a lot of pleasure from wearing it. This mixed fabric scarf was a challenge as I was combining the 100%Continue reading “Winter eucalyptus”
Using my new embroidery hoop I have been thread colouring a new piece, featuring a favourite flower from the Bendigo region- the common (although I don’t think it is at all common!) fringe myrtle. Not only did this hoop make sewing French knots so much easier, the end result I am pleased with.
For those who follow me on Instagram and Facebook you may remember a question I asked last week about a new scarf design… The overall opinion was Style 1 was the better choice once I added self covered buttons. This afternoon I covered those buttons and when adding it to the scarf I realised itContinue reading “Self covered button scarf”