Monday, 8 June 2015

And here it is...

... our work for Rhapsody in Blues...

The f that unites the pieces stands for forte in music, meaning loud or strong. But of course, forte also means a person's talent and we are showing out talents here. F also stands for our group, Fibrecircle.

It's always hard doing parts of works sight unseen, when you don't know what others are making. I think this worked out pretty well and it certainly shows our individual approaches to creativity!

You can see our work, along with many others, on the ATASDA stand at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair at Glebe Island, June 17 - 21. There will also be lots of brilliant demonstrations of different textile art techniques every day, so we hope you'll visit!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Some other things...

Do you ever get the feeling that the textiles world is an enormous web of connected strands? Very appropriate, for fibre and textile artists, I guess!

Helen brought along a work that she made for Lateral Stitchers. For those who don't know, Laterals is a group of the Embroiderers' Guild of NSW, who have been meeting for more than twenty years to make innovative textile art. They often have challenges and this one is Menu. Members were formed into groups to make works inspired by different courses of the meal and Helen was given Starters.


Helen also brought along  a work she has been doing at Fibrecircle for a few weeks. It's also for Laterals, on the theme of Ancient Civilisations. It's inspired by a tile border on a fishpond in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Of course, it's canvas embroidery, with embellishments, which came from a bead shop in Covent Garden - she's never seen anything like them anywhere else. They work really well with this, don't they?


Yvonne was knitting a capelet, ready for the EWES sale this past weekend. The EWES are the Epping Weavers Embroiderers and Spinners. They are one of the many groups using the Epping Creative Centre at Dence Park, where they had their sale.



Meanwhile, Cindy was working on her piece for the Untethered group's exhibition out of hand in November. Untethered is a sub-group of ATASDA NSW, and their first exhibition will be held in November, at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre at Hornsby. As three of our members are also members of that group, I'm sure you'll hear all about it! This is just a teaser of what she's making - it's looking fabulous!
  

Carol was working on her postcard for June. It's gorgeous and glitzy and I'm sure you'll see it again!

 
 
While we're still on things handmade, Helen brought us all a present of some handmade paper she bought at the Milk Factory Gallery a while back. It's beautiful, isn't it?  It's too pretty to use...

 

 That's us for May - we'll have more Trees and our finished Rhapsody work in June. See you then!