I have been taking part in Technique of the Month from Three Creative Studios. The guest artist showing the technique of disperse dyeing in February was Shelagh Folgate and I have been lucky enough to win this lovely small journal she made. I have to keep picking it up to feel and look - the cover base is pelmet vilene I think.
If you click on the photos to enlarge you will see more of the very fine detail, even to the seed beads sewn on the inside cover and the lovely cover papers. Shelagh is very talented.
We have been watching the flower on this large bromeliad for at least the last four weeks, I am not sure if it comes out much more than this - probably not as the little sunbirds and honeyeaters are into it all the time - I can watch them through my bedroom window, but of course I never have my camera with me at the right time!
Here is a closeup photo - it is quite spectacular.
I am doing a oneday workshop on felting on Saturday with Katelyn Aslett, an artist from Townsville who is visiting Mackay. Her work looks lovely, but I am not sure how energetic her felt making method will be - I may be stiff and sore on Sunday!