treasures from trash

just made a youtube video of a recent exhibition I hosted at my gallery – wonderful wearable art and eco dyeing by tasmanian textile artist aukje boonstra

written in the cloth 2 + 3

more eco printed and dyed books (traditional coptic binding; paper, silk, wool, cotton; machine stitched)

recent eco prints

three examples of the 36 eco prints I did on paper this week, using my steamer and leaves from around the house – blackberry, hydrangea and rose; papers soaked in washing soda solution before steaming; salt added to the steamer water (time: 4 hours)

more eco-dyeing

wool and silk dyed in a brass pot with copper mordant, layered and bundled with leaves (blackberry, lassiandara, hydrangea, rose) in one bundle, and rusty nails added to the layers in the second bundle …


circle of 4

new video is up – exhibition of art quilts by tasmanian artists lauree brown, dorotea hinrichsen, judith mckinlay and rita summers (me), held recently at gone rustic studio and gallery (photos by margit salonen)