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Monday, 24 November 2014

Solo Exhibition

Road Trip. Eco-printed silk hand stitched with silk/cotton and metallic thread.

This Friday night I'll be ticking a thing off my bucket list as my first solo exhibition of textile artwork opens! "Unravelling" is a representation of my best work to date, created over nine years of practice. As I look over the pieces chronologically, I see how my work has developed and evolved as I've discovered new techniques and materials, not to mention developing  a more relaxed approach to mark making and finishing. Below are some detailed images of the featured work. If you are in Melbourne and happen to catch the show I would love to hear your comments and feedback.

For enquiries about purchasing or commissions, contact me at info@ahomefortandy.com

“Unravelling”
Opens 28 Nov at 6pm.
Runs to 3pm,11Dec 2014
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Cnr Argyle St
Hrs Tue to Fri 10am-8pm
Sat to Sun10am-6pm
Ph: 0399 423141
miriam@bsgart.com.au

I Wish You Love. My first commission! 

Peach 2. Eco-printed cotton hand featuring vintage beads.

Untitled 2. Eco-printed silk, hand stitched with silk thread.

Digital Tree. Tiny squares of recycled fabric sewn to re-create a pixelated image of a tree.

Deconstructed Flower. Vintage and recycled fabric from my Nan's stash.



Monday, 17 November 2014

Fascinators!

Over the last few months I've been busy developing new products and working on new textile artwork for my up-coming solo show, but more about that in my next post!
One of the new lines I've developed is a range of eco-dyed, hand stitched silk and organza fascinators. We are coming into the wedding/formal season here in Australia and these pieces work perfectly with a romantic, boho, woodland theme. With both a clip and pin fastening, they can be worn as a headpiece or as a brooch. These pieces are available in the Etsy store but feel free to contact me directly if you'd like something similar made for you in your choice of fabric or colours.
info@ahomefortandy.com
www.ahomefortandy.com

Here are some pics of the process…
Raw silk and organza cut into lengths ready for the dye bath.

This dye bath of loquat leaves made a grey dye. 

Bundles and tied lengths.


Grey and turmeric yellow results.
A sea of silk and organza on my work table!
Rubber bands created an interesting resist on these fabrics which were then manipulated into floral shapes and sewn together.