Saturday, October 25, 2014

APM progress

A bit more playing now to fix ends and copper pleats.

Belinda Jessup 2014

Natural Wonders - Julie Ryder

Julie Ryder
Natural Wonders | 22nd October 2014 - 9th November 2014 

Natural Wonders, natural dyes on paper and textiles by Julie Ryder.

Natural Wonders is a mixed media exhibition consisting of works on paper and naturally dyed and stitched textiles derived and inspired by organic materials drawn and collected from sites that hold personal significance for the artist. Her daily journey from home to studio, and the many bush and urban walks she takes have inspired her to look at the native and introduced flora of Canberra, delving into its history to determine the impact that white settlement and the urbanisation of this designed city had on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal. Textiles have been dyed with plants from specific sites, during specific seasons of the year to build up a colour profile of the territory, and showcase the beauty to be found within.

Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11-5pm.
Opening Night: Thursday 23rd October, 6pm.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

APM second progress report

Although this is not the piece used for APM exhibition I am still playing with it. 

Painted warp is woven with copper weft in pleats and a selection of different threads in the "squares"

Silk, metallic, rayon, wool and copper wire as weft threads

I also participated in CraftLab at ANU a few weeks ago and have started a stitched piece to follow up from that experience. 

Creating a ground (base) to work on.
The ground so far is linen, ends of a warp (wool and silk)  as padding  and an end of some weaving 
 I was trying to get the last of the warp woven with colour samples. There were to many threads going aery so I stop weaving. This is the very end colour sample with lime green silk and gold metallic thread on an Ikat warp.


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