Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Washing on the line

Over New year we were in Daylesford and visited Purl's Palace, a fabulous place for Japanese fabrics for patchwork, beautiful yarns and lovely gifts with an oriental theme. I bought 2 bags of scrap fabrics from old saris, the embroidery and colours are beautiful. I use these in my hand made journals. I decided to wash them before using as they had just been torn or cut from the original clothing and I wanted to make sure they were clean. We had extremely high temperatures, 44 deg C on Monday, so they only took minutes to dry. They made such a lovely picture fluttering in the hot wind I had to take photos.










These are some close ups of the details in the fabrics.













I've also added another pack of decorated papers and laser prints of my artwork to my Etsy store




Collage sheet - abstract




Collage sheet - flower paintings


23 comments:

MiM said...

wow they certainly are beautiful, love the embroidered bird x

Dot said...

What a beautiful stash of fabrics Ro. I look forward to seeing what you do with them!
Dot xx

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Boy we both like colour, don't we?

Jacky said...

Gorgeous shop.... love those sari fabrics too. I can just see them incorporated in your journals too. Mmmm fabric treasures.(Daylesford is such a wonderful place!!!).

Hope you're enjoying this cool break, isnt it divine?

Jacky xox

Linda said...

Oh wow...those fabrics are stunning; I'm sure you'll put them to great use! I'm glad you noticed my stamps because you inspired me to make them...thank you Ro.
I adore your new journal and covet it like crazy; you certainly know how to use colour!

Heather said...

Amazing fabrics Ro - the embroidered ones are exquisite. You will certainly put them to good use. Love the new papers and collage sheets. Don't envy you those high temperatures but somewhere between ours and yours would be good!!

Heloise said...

Such beautiful fabrics. I am sure you will have great fun using them in your art work.
A belated congratulations on the arrival of your new grandson.

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous stsh you happened upon!! THe fabrics are incredible, amazzing and lucious!!

They will be fabulous additions to your journals!!!
I do love images of clothes on the line!!!!
Hugs!
E

Terri Kahrs said...

What a fabulous 'find'! And they look glorious fluttering on your line. Can't wait to see how you use these little gems in your art! Hugs, Terri

Zorana said...

Oh Ro, your pictures!!!! They bring so much needed color and texture to my very gray office surroundings. LOVE the colorful fabric drying on the line... thanks for the treat.

Kayla coo said...

Great textiles, inspiring images.x

Studio Sylvia said...

What glorious flutterings of colour Ro. How much more interesting than the usual laundry - jocks and socks. You have a magical eye for colour. These will certainly enhance your work.

Jason said...

I have never heard of that place in Daylesford. I'll have to drop by there the next time I visit the area. Thanks for sharing Ro.

grrl + dog said...

yum,

more yum,

I have been rummaging in fabric too,

Sherry said...

I'm jealous - those "scraps" are delicious!

TheresainMS said...

These fabrics and the embroidery work are gorgeous! The collage sheets you created are beautiful. Do you post them here for use in our personal art? I just discovered your site and love, love, love your use of bold colors.

Have a great weekend!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am literally drooling...I thought I had a great day collecting fabrics but believe me nothing I found compares to the beautiful fibers you have selected. Bravo! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jo Wholohan said...

these fabrics are just amazing ro, truely a work of art xx

Karen Cole said...

Gorgeous Ro......can't wait to see what you do with these.

wanda miller said...

ooooh....so many "pretties"!

jackie said...

I envy your fabrics and your sunshine even more!

Kate Worley said...

Oooo, these fabrics are delicious! You really got a good buy. Isn't color wonderful?

oneartistjournal said...

Great images of the fabrics...so festive...
XOXOrly