Some dyeing and stitching

July 5, 2020 at 11:40 am 3 comments

Here we are in another school holidays with a little time to create. I am currently working on finishing a ‘treasure’ for the Challenge with ATASDA. When I finish my treasure I will post to my challenge partner who will make a receptacle to contain it. All the treasures will be part of an exhibition in various states of Australia. ATASDA is an Australia wide group that encourages experimentation with textile art and surface decoration through social days, workshops, various exhibitions and challenges. Due to Covid many of these have been forestalled but in the background much has been happening. The website committee are putting the final touches to a brand new contemporary website, hoping to launch in mid July.

I am also preparing an exhibit for the ATASDA Bi-ennial exhibition at The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. The exhibition, Interlude, has been postponed to the first week in November. For the theme I have been dyeing fine cottons and silks (fabrics and threads) to create a bojagi type cloth. The cloth will depict the regeneration of the earth between the five mass extinctions. It is designed to be both a warning to humanity and a source of hope.

Over the lockdown I enrolled in India Flint’s wonderful ISO class, In place :: sailing the armchair around the village well. It is/was a wonderful class that started as 23 days (continued well past that) and continues monthly at the moment. The meditative stitching/actions in this class are so very good for the spirit/soul in these very difficult times. Below is a journal cover I am continuing to stitch of an evening:

A tickle of feathers:

A silken biscornu

Just a little taste of where we sailed in our armchairs. Also in progress as slow cloths are a Wayfarer’s cloak and a cloth for a group exhibition in the new year.

Entry filed under: ATASDA, Challenges, Eco printing, Hand embroidery, Natural dyeing, slow cloth.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cedar51  |  August 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I’ve got a friend who is part of ATASDA in Sydney as well “Nola” you might know of her. We as with many online friends have never met but Nola and I are part of another world but linked also with textiles…I’m over the ditch in New Zealand…found your blog via Ann Lawson Art.

  • 2. anne54  |  August 19, 2020 at 9:29 am

    I love the stitching on your journal. The cloth for the exhibition sound amazing. I do hope that it is able to go ahead in November.

    • 3. carlseapatch  |  September 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you Anne, I’m sure the exhibition will go ahead, not November now but just not sure when, maybe 2021!


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