Category Archives: Indigo Dyeing

Highlights: Chandeliers and Sculptural lighting of the Woodford Folk Festival.

Kez Howell designs the amazing chandeliers and sculptural lanterns for the Woodford Folk Festival. These ingenious creations adorn the venues, lakes and walkways.  Kez Howell and Cliff Salaun sculpt, forge, weld, print, paint, dye sew then run the electricity through … Continue reading

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into the blue

Indigo: complicated and unpredictable, irresistable shades of blue. Making new from old with my indigo pot, with bizarre transformations from green to blue. Shibori: the art of clamping, pleating, transforming and twisting fabric to create and repeat pattern. http://rawart.com.au/product/shibori-indigo-pot

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Alchemy and pattern around the Hills

On my line from today’s workshop, Shibori folded, clamped twisted and sewn. I found some triangles, circles and squares to clamp onto the cloth at Reverse Garbage, http://www.reversegarbage.com.au/ We created some very geometric pieces of indigo dyed cloth, with the … Continue reading

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Rusty Roo Artist retreat

A weekend at Rusty Roo artist retreat collecting leaves for printing onto scarves. I was very happy to see how well the leaves from the property printed onto the material. Brewing the pots on a fire that Cameron built for … Continue reading

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Shibori at Raw Art West End.

I brewed up and indigo vat,  and we wrapped, folded and painted the silk and cotton with resist pastes. Then the pieces were oxidised in the air to deepen the blues, Photos from a Shibori session at Raw Art. There … Continue reading

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Woodford unmasked

Another Woodford Folk Festival, and 2015 began with fire ceremony, music and the arts. Woodford’ visiting artist this year was Wang Wen Chih from Taiwan who with a team of 30 people created the nest like bamboo entranceways to the … Continue reading

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Popping up

All the porcelain jewellery in my collection begin as images in my journal, which I print, shape, glaze and fire to make into jewellery. After much making, my work is now in these shops: Kickarts Gallery Cairns–  gallery of contemporary … Continue reading

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indigo

I brewed up an indigo pot for my class at BIA last week, It’s always quite tricky and there is no point in rushing, Indigo transforms at it’s own pace, and if it isn’t ready all that happens is blue … Continue reading

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Indigo printing

A morning of resist printing with an indigo vat with my fabric printing class at Brisbane Institute of Art.

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an indigo pot

It takes time to mix the brew and create that magical blue that glows and deepens in air. My BIA class have been fastening, stitching and printing material to dunk into the bubbling indigo brews. The chemistry is curious and curiouser. … Continue reading

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