One week to go!

Very sad..it’s our last day at college tomorrow. I will miss everyone after 3 (long years). What will we do with no Wednesdays together?
Anyhow I’m sorting my last bits of work for the Degree Show, which starts next Thursday. Not sure how I’m transporting it all there…might be two trips I fear.
The last bit of sewing is about to commence. Trying to decide which order to place my 16 Kombucha pieces has been hard work. They will be displayed ontop of a lightbox to show their cell structure .

16 squares of Kombucha-dyed, printed and texture

16 squares of Kombucha-dyed, printed and texture

All five plinths are having their final coat of paint, as I write this. The fishtank is ready and waiting to be emptied and tranported. I’m pleased to say that it hasn’t got any fish in it…just sugar and green tea!  For those of you who know me well, next week’s display will be slightly different to everyone elses…watch this space.

 

 

 

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Winchester School of Art Degree Show -Private View

Just had a great evening with Helen Dowdeswell and Eloise Waters in Winchester tonight (albeit they slowed us down rather as they BOTH were on crutches!). What a wonderfully inspiring show the students put on. Some really talented work! If you get a chance this week go and have a look.

Pivate View Invite

Pivate View Invite

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Came to see my friend’s daughter, Hannah Futcher, with her weaving.

Hannah Futcher -Woven Textiles

Hannah Futcher -Woven Textiles

219Beautiful weaving Hannah. I look forward to seeing your future work……

 

A day to dye for!!

 

 

At last I’ve got to doing some long-awaited indigo dyeing, but this time with my Kombucha fabric.  It’s the last few weeks till our degree show and I am at full speed ahead with plans for the final show.
I have been seeing how my ‘growing fabric’ takes to being coloured. ..and it does..beautifully!  At the same time the sweet sickly smell disappears too, which is an added bonus for some.

Out of the indigo bath

Out of the indigo bath

Shirbori technique qorks well

Shirbori technique works well-just like normal fabric

Samples out to dry

Samples out to dry

Close up of the cellulose fabric

Close up of the cellulose fabric

Once dry I will start to do some stitching with it, although some pieces are too thin and will tear. Tomorrow I’m going to be trying cochineal…..