Sunday, February 28, 2021

#the100dayproject - days 26 & 27


#100gardenthreads / 26 & 27 ... the beginning of Book #6 - Sunflower
Materials : cotton batik, hand dyed cotton, sewing threads, fusible webbing , coloured pencils. 
Techniques - raw edge applique, hand dyeing, hand colouring, free motion machine stitching, fabric collage 




 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

#the100dayproject - days 24 & 25


#100gardenthreads /24 &25 

Materials : cotton batik, sewing threads ( Rasant) , Prismacolour pencils, fusible webbing., procion dyes. 

Techniques : applique, hand dyeing,  free motion machine stitching, hand colouring. 

Equipment : Bernina 550 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

#the100dayproject - Day 23

#100gardenthreads / 23 - a self -sown tomato plant makes it to this fifth book of garden stories. 

Materials : assorted fabric scraps, sewing threads, coloured pencils 

Techniques : hand colouring, hand dyed fabrics, free motion machine stitching, raw edge applique and collage


 

Monday, February 22, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 22

#100garden threads / 22 - passionfruit flower 

Materials : sewing thread, cotton fabric scraps, coloured pencils 
Techniques : raw edge applique, machine and hand stitching, free motion machine embroidery, hand colouring. 


 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 21

 




#100gardenthreads / 21 Passionfruit vine 
Materials : various fabric scraps, acrylic ink, machine threads, 
Techniques : free motion embroidery, stitching, raw edge applique, ink colouring. 
Photograph 1 - in progress Photograph - page 1 /Book 5 



Saturday, February 20, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 20

#100gardenthreads /20   and the last page of this folding book/scroll  - petunias and native violets.

Materials : cotton fabric scraps, recycled  doily, machine threads, coloured pencils,  

Techniques : dyeing, free motion machine stitching, hand emrboidery, raw edge applique, hand colouring and blending. 





 

Friday, February 19, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 19


#100gardenthreads / 19 - Lavender 
Materials : sewing threads, cotton fabrics 
Techniques : raw edge applique and free motion machine stitching 



 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 18


#100gardenthreads /18 
More of the hollyhock flowers. 
Materials: cotton fabric, threads, coloured pencils. 
Technique : raw edge applique, free motion machine stitching, hand colouring. 


 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 17



#100garden threads / 17 
Hollyhock 
Materials : cotton fabric, threads, coloured pencils 
Techniques: raw edge applique, fabric collage , free motion machine stitching,  colouring, 




 

Monday, February 15, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 16





#100gardenthreads /16
Today I started folding book number 4 and decided to try a different angle. Because I decided to feature my pink hollyhock , it only seemed logical to run the thread vertically  This book will open more like a scroll than an accordion book . All this thinking meant a slow start ( more stitching needed) but I hope this one will develop into something promising.  Inspiration photos below from my garden. 

Materials : cotton fabrics, thread 

Techniques : raw edge applique , free motion machine stitching, fabric collage.   



 

#the100dayproject - days 14 & 15

#100gardenthreads / 14 & 15 

African daisies and Gerbera 

Materials:  hand dyed and print cotton fabric, threads, coloured pencil 

Techniques: applique, fabric collage, hand colouring, free motion machine stitching, machine and hand embroidery. 





 

#the100dayproject - days 12 & 13

Pages 12 and 13vcan be viewed as one.... 

#100gardenthreads / 12 & 13  

Materials : assorted cotton fabrics and threads. 

Techniques : fabric collage, free motion  machine stitching and hand stitching. 





 

Friday, February 12, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 11


#100 garden threads / 11 and the first page of Book 3 ( folding books ) 

Materials : fabric and thread .  The background fabric is a Botanica, a degsin my an artist friend, Daniela Glassop, who happens to live in the same suburb as I do 

Techniques : machine stitching,  free motion stitching, applique

Below : marigolds in my garden - inspiration photo. 


 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 10


#100gardenthreads /10 

The last page of folding book 2  -  Noisy Miners ( as opposed to Indian Mynas ) are native birds whih flock in our garden and feed  on the nectar of the grevillea. 

Materials : fabric and thread 

Techniques : fabric collage  and hand stitching. 



 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 9


#100gradenthreads / 9 
Continuing the exploration of grevillea leaves .... 
Materials : cotton and polyester fabric, Cottage Garden hand dyed thread, khadi paper disperse dyes 
Techniques : disperse/transfer dyeing, hand stitching. 



 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 8


 #100gardenthreads / 8 

Materials : disperse dyes, polyester and cotton fabric, threads 

Techniques : disperse/transfer dyeing, free motion machine embroidery, hand stitching. 




#the100dayproject - day 7

#100gardenthreads / 7 ...  Grevillea leaf 

Materials : polyester fabric, disperse dyes, thread, leaves, paper. 

Techniques : hand dyeing, machine and hand stitching, 




 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

#the100day project - day 6


#100gardenthreads /6 The beginning of a new folding book featuring beautiful plants in my garden - Grevillea Robyn Gordon. 

Materials : disperse dyes, f cotton and polyester fabric;   Cottage Garden thread. 

Teachniques : Disperse and eco- dyeing, stitching, gel plate printing 


 

#the100dayproject - day 5

#100gardenthreads/5 

Materials : paint, watercolour paper, used teabags, coloured pencils. 

Techniques: Splatter paint patterns, tea bag applique, drawing and colouring. 



 

#the100dayproject - day 4

 


#100gardenthreads /4  - Can you spot the beautiful red flowering gum tree , featured in the folding book from my project? This is a layered, collaged fabric map of my immediate neighbourhood. 

Materials : organza, cotton, netting, threads,  inks. 

Techniques: applique, collage, stitching. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

#the100dayproject - day 3


 #the100dayproject  03/ #100gardenthreads 
Materials:  paper, thread, fabric, dissolvable fabric 
Techniques:  free motion machine stitching.