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Portfolio 2022

Wander Out Yonder

Exploring the natural wonders and huge diversity in Western Australia excites and inspires my textile adventures.

This year as I plan another trip further North to Monkey Mia, I am exploring the geology, colours and textures experienced on past camping trips to Kalbarri and the Wheatbelt









Some of these pieces will be entered for juried shows, so for now I am sharing glimpses.

Wool and silk, silk and wool. I start with one or the other, experimenting with 'wool felt lamination'. Wax resist and the use of sumi-ink adds further interest to painting on silk which is then steam-fixed. Felting is a magical process, whereby the use of water and olive soap massaged onto the fibres causes them to lock together, manipulating the silk. The textures revealed best express my artistic intention.


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