‘nurture’ – vessel 3

another crochet experiment with jute

warmed it up with a crochet collar in rib stitch, embellished with another button from my stash

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[an addition to the two vessels i posted about previously]

string and metal

i’ve always enjoyed trying out unusual materials for my fibre and textile art

crochet is no exception – this little basket is made from string

metal washers appear regularly in my work

they make the basket just slightly subversive!

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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