GONE RUSTIC STUDIO and GALLERY

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no tears

no tears
What started as an experiment in colour and composition became something very meaningful for me when I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in July 2020.

blush

blush
I actually don’t blush - my skin doesn’t show anything when I’m embarrassed! Blush does show up in my eco dyeing though, and my latest avocado expe...

vessels, cont.

vessels, cont.
Who knew that my decision to make vessels for an exhibition would morph into lockdown art?

vessels

vessels
As promised, here is an explanation about how I made stitched vessels using my eco dyed scraps.

avocado dye

avocado dye
I've had a wonderful time over the past week making pink dye from avocado seeds.

marking time

marking time
When I started this textile artwork I had no idea how it would turn out.

going with the flow

going with the flow
When I create, I like to allow things to evolve as I work.

seed stitch

seed stitch
When I decided to fill in the shadows of the leaf prints with seed stitch it didn’t worry me that it would take time!

couching

couching
Couching ... nothing to do with couches!

bubble bubble

bubble bubble

After a couple of weeks’ break the cauldrons are simmering again!