Wednesday, 10 August 2016

And a few more postcards, of course!

Only a few this time, because we have all been so busy, travelling and generally out of sync.

Here's one by Helen, made with couched yarn and snippets with a fabric overlay and beading.
 This photo really doesn't do justice to the richness of the colours!

This one is a rare knitted postcard, from Yvonne.

 She threaded extra yarn in the knitting and couched in to the background.

This one is a beautiful stitched patterns of subtle colours, from Maz.

It's all hand stitched, of course - Maz's favourite!

More postcards, we hope, next month. Meanwhile, we're busy choosing our favourites to display, with other ATASDA postcards and some magic boxes, in the display cabinets at the Epping Creative Centre, Stanley Rd, Epping, New South Wales in December 2016-January 2017.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Other things we're doing...

Helen has been making another book. The theme of this one is Lemon, Lime and Orange.

 Gorgeous colours, aren't they?

Helen also brought along a challenge piece she's been making for another group. It involved food dyes, lace, thread couching, beads and found objects.

She thinks it may be another postcard.

She was also working on another canvas work embroidery, which is intended to be a purse, when it grows up.
It's going to be a beautiful purse, isn't it?

Yvonne was knitting a boy's jersey for her little grandson.
It's a very modern looking style isn't it?

Carol has also been knitting, in her case a cowl scarf (sorry, no photo!) She was also making flowers, which are prototypes for a journal cover she plans to make.

Last of all, Maz has been travelling the world and here's what she brought back for each of us!
Yep, there's lace and buttons and unusual fabrics. I wonder what these will become?

Next, our latest postcards..

Saturday, 6 August 2016


Here are some of our latest images on the Habitations theme.

Maz has been researching landscape design - outdoor human habitations. 

Maz isn't sure if this is taking her anywhere she wants to go. We'll see what happens next.

Nola was drawing this month, in an effort to improve her drawing skills. She decided to draw a house she lived in years ago, in Samoa.

She says she's not really happy with the shadows but it was good drawing practice!

Helen is continuing with her storybook but she didn't have pages to show last month. We'll be seeing more Habitation work on Monday....