Thursday, 3 March 2011

A lovely gift

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!


  1. Fantastic gift Robin. I enlarged the photo, it looks great! Beautiful plant too!

  2. Lucky you Robin - that journal is gorgeous. Beautiful colours and textures. The bromeliad is amazing and how lovely to be able to watch the birds visit it through your window. Enjoy the felt class, and you will show us what you made, won't you?

  3. That's a great journal-lucky you. The bromeliad is wonderful too. I have a small one in a terrarium sending up a bloom stock.

  4. Absolutely stunning journal
    Robin, you are so lucky to win such a wonderful gift. Congratulations.

  5. What a gorgeous gift Robin, congratulations. I know you will treasure it. I too enlarged it to see the wonderful detail. Thank you so much for sharing this with your blogging friends.

    I love the bromeliad, it's spectacular.

    Have a great day today at the felting workshop, and hopefully it won't be too taxing on you physically. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  6. Congratulations on your win. The bromeliad is stunning


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