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
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.
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
Came to see my friend’s daughter, Hannah Futcher, with her weaving.
Hannah Futcher -Woven Textiles
Beautiful weaving Hannah. I look forward to seeing your future work……
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
Shirbori technique works well-just like normal fabric
Samples out to dry
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…..