You'll find out what at the end of this blog!
Now the plus - more about the Melton workshops.
Day three, sunny and beautiful. We began with unwrapping the eucalypt bundles after a week lying stewing in their own juice.
I cant begin to describe the oohs and ahs, let alone my own excitment, nature is truly amazing. Most of these are red box ( eucalyptus polyanthemus) but a few little extras had been added like the odd autumn leaf, lemon scented gum and bits and pieces off the ground.
Wrapped in with the silk was some cotton
comparing the silk with the cotton - what caused the yellow green?
The first drying rack (one of two)
after running out of space there was the tree
You can see some of the fruit dye as well, it was then we looked at our feet, the grass was wet so inside for a cuppa, warmth and to dry our shoes. To come soon , fruit and veg dyes plus the lamps and cushions from the painted fabrics.
Now for whats hot off the press - Margaret and myself have been commissioned to design a yarnbomb installation for the Civic Square in Dandenong. We'll be working with community groups to create a yarnbomb celebration of the community of Greater Dandenong. Its part of a month of thread related festivities, more information soon.
So we've started shopping for raw materials........and of course I forgot my camera so its a rather shaky phone photo - but it does give you an idea.........
Yes, its a happy Margaret from a successful shop expedition. All those bags hold old jumpers and a few granny blankets!
And we're going to need lots more - so folks if you've got the odd woolly jumper you no longer love or the odd unloved crochet blanket, its a big space and we'll love them for you............