It’s amazing how a combination of red and brown onion skins makes yellow! I layered them in the clothes, then folded them and rolled them tightly before simmering them for several hours in a crockpot. For sale here.



exhibition preview

next touring exhibition at the gallery is of the nsw challenge quilts

today Ian and managed to get 50 small quilts displayed

only about 10 more to go …


4 x pocket swaps – all done

the call went out from the online group cloth paper studio for 2 more pockets from particpants

not a problem – i think they’re great fun to make

latest pockets (no. 3 + 4)

earlier pockets (nos. 1 + 2)

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

not for sale