Category Archives: silk painting

Printing with dye

https://nancybrownstudio.wordpress.com/courses/ Recently I was given some dyes and silk paints, so have begun printing with them. The colours are beautiful, and the material completely keeps its feel. I’ve enjoyed putting my big steamer back in action to set the dyes. … Continue reading

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Prints from Plants at Northey St City Farm

  I love Northey St City farm, and enjoyed facilitating this workshop where we created prints from the plants in the garden on t shirts, sarongs, scarves and bags. Some photos from a Prints from Plants workshop one of their … Continue reading

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Summer School

Some photos from summer school weekend courses at Brisbane Insitute of Art: T shirt printing and Fabric printing:

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silk scarves

Making silk scarves, some work in progress, for Catwalk Botanique event, Friends of Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens.

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Shifting

It’s Ekka time again, I have made some shifts for the Botanical fashion parade,  my contribution to the slow fashion movement, a small and growing sewing machine led rebellion to the globalisation of fashion. A response to questions that are … Continue reading

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Back to Coochie

The 8.30 ferry from Victoria Point took us across to the little island . I had brought along some silk, and I wanted to print some treasures from Coochie onto it. The group were busy preparing for their annual exhibition, … Continue reading

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finishing touches

The pre school group are putting the finishing touches on their individual textile pieces, ready for the Early Childhood Educators conference at the Brisbane Exhibition centre. They discussed all the steps, and  remembered all the stages in making their prints. … Continue reading

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camouflage

The tawny frogmouths who freeze silently on the branches of the wonder garden were visible yesterday. Some days we can’t find them. As the preschoolers arrived, I noticed a theme- many of them wear camoflage. When I mentioned it, the … Continue reading

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The third teacher

The environment is the third teacher, all the keys to learning are contained within it. I am resident artist at a preschool where the learning is modelled on the Reggio philosophy. . We are exploring cloth, ” wrap” “rapt” in the … Continue reading

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Flying Arts tour to St George

I visited St George, a small town on the Balonne river to run a Flying Arts workshop in textile printing.  I flew into Roma, and then drove 200 km, amazed by the green countryside, arriving in the small historic town … Continue reading

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