The perfect dress

 
Found the perfect dress to go with the embellished cardigan I shared the other day. Dress was taupe (nylon/spandex); now transformed with shades of soft citrus green, purple and black. Dye pot of wild cherry and alum in spring water; sprayed with a vinegar solution before layering with 3 kinds of eucalyptus and wrapping around an iron bar. Slow-cooked in a crockpot for 5 hours.

can’t stop

after our altered couture workshop at gone rustic last saturday, the ideas keep coming

a linen skirt and 2 tops are turning into a jacket

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… and I finished the coat dress, made from 3 tops and a dress

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to wrap a power pole

we’re having an event here this weekend called wrapped in st marys … textile artists are wrapping the power poles in the town centre, and there will be a classic car show and other events throughout the weekend

this is my entry in the textile art competition; i’ve embellished the ties with beads to make them more a part of the wrap’s design, rather than just being utilitarian

i also made 3D leaves to embellish the lefthand edge

the background is fused and machine-stitched strip piecing in autumn colours, which is the current season ‘down under’ (winter starts tomorrow!)

four currawongs visited us every day for about 2 weeks, which provided the inspiration for my design; traditionally it means a storm is coming when they become more active and vocal than usual

this is the blurb i wrote for my description – the title is ‘4’ –

currawongs (dark storm prophets)

feast on fruit in our front yard

I watch as lightning streaks to

all 4 corners of the earth

(c) rita summers 2012

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