The dogs and I have just had a few days in Melbourne, staying with my daughter in the inner city, and we all had a great time. I went primarily to have a mini holiday and take some photos in a different environment……….but in the end, did not shoot much at all. A couple of her dog, but that is about it! I did however go out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, go swimming early one morning in the rain at the famous Fitzroy swimming pool, go dog walking in the local park on another, buy a couple of pairs of shoes and some fabric, go to a couple of movies, catch up with an old friend, and see a wonderful exhibition at the Ian Potter Gallery, called Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, a selection of Aboriginal Art from the 70’s. I was not allowed to take photos, but there are a few online at the Gallery website above. I immediately thought of the colours obtained from natural dyes on wool and silk, and how this sort of graphic design could well suit the pieces I have dyed so far. I really need to do something with them, rather than just enjoy the process and stockpile the results – such as these from my latest evil looking Eucalyptus and Walnut dye pot.
This piece of lurid cotton was dyed with Procion dyes in 2010. Though I liked it, I could not decide how it might be used as I thought it was too bright.
The true colours are more like the photo above, I like it, but I still don’t know what to do with it. Do I really need another cloth bag?? A cushion?? Or shall I just put it back in the stash cupboard? Suggestions welcome!!
PS. I do wish WordPress would not put all the photos into the slideshow – the last three were not to be included, but I cannot stop it happening – Sorry for the duplication, I think I shall contact them to see what the options might be.