ramblings about textile art and anything else relevant or not - Dale Rollerson is a textile artist - writer - teacher and passionate owner of The Thread Studio
Friday, May 30, 2014
moving right along once more
cut, woven and stitching begun
Right now I am furiously working on my Issue 5 of e-mag articles - one is definitely influence by red. If you are up for renewal, do so soon as the free pdf for renewing runs out on 1st June. Thanks to all those who have renewed - makes me feel it really worth while. do let your friends know if you think they would enjoy it too. Some great articles coming up.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Workshops in Palmerston North
I enjoyed my two workshops in Palmerston North - day one was Text-ile - working with cloth, paper, image and text and the class produced some great work. I didn't note who owned which I am sorry to say but I really enjoyed that they put their own-ness into what they did. It often takes some people most of the day to get stuck in for all manner of reasons. Workshops don't actually bring out the most activity in me - i like to make notes and think so I often do very little. I don't think that is a crime.
This is Jane's which unfortunately got lost at the end of the day - she was just starting to scratch back the black gossamer fuse
torn shapes starting out
this lady was very quiet and really didn't know where to start but I loved what she produced.
Day Two was fabrik-fun but somehow I think they managed to escape my camera.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This is a piece I started in Broome - it is a print out collage of some of my stitching on Tissutex bonded to felt and stitched, I haven't progressed any further as yet.
We did have a dramatic ending to our wee holiday - we usually fly back on the 1pm plane and this year had made the decision to catch the 10.20 one. Of course that was forgotten and we were gayly getting ready for a swim at 9.40 when Ian decided to check the tickets to see what time and boy did we pack and move out as fast as - but all to no avail - we were 1 minute late checking in and no way would they take us. Not to mention the extra $190 we had to pay. Apparently the plane was only half full. Anyway it could have been worse - could have been an international connection.
and of course I had my big birthday treat later in the month going to the Nigel Kennedy concert. He was brilliant and his band was brilliant too. I believe the critic gave the concert 5 out of 5. Wonderful.
I am putting together a Marrakesh book working mainly on Tissutex Plus - I really do love this fabric paper.
Here is another page. Some times I use the gelli plate but others I stencil and spray and stitch. I think i will write about my how tos in one of the articles for Issue 5 - maybe or maybe not.
On the last day of May I flew to Auckland and caught an early flight to Wellington. We arrived in Auckland well before 6am and the short walk from the international to domestic is very refreshing after sitting on a plane for hours - Mt Egmont - whoops Taranaki - was looking superb as we flew over and you could see all the towns clearly. Very green - very nice.
I collected a hire car and drove to Wanganui where I met up with some very helpful and lovey ladies at the Heritage Library. I discovered all sorts of new things about my maternal granny and since then have collected more from someone else who is a distant cousin. I am gathering little folders of info and stuff for my Letters to the Grannies - my sister gave me a couple of postcards my maternal granny had written to my mother - it is a shame htey didn't tell us anything but as my brother said - we weren't interested and didn't ask.
the following two days I taught and I will show this work next blog.
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