Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rainy days stitching

I've finally finished this...

due to a bit of this...

Which will adorn my wall...

and the details look like this.

And meanwhile, out in the garden...

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Screening on Gardening Australia

My family and I recently had the pleasure of having Costa Georgiadis and the team of Gardening Australia at our house. I was showing him the simplicity and pleasure of making up submersion dyes from plants found in the garden and surrounding areas. 

This will be shown on ABC from Saturday the 20th June. I will add a link to it from this site after the event.

What fun we had. Costa is a truly marvellous man, so full of vitality, passion and excellent common sense. Our family wanted to keep him forever!

Below is the pallet of colours we came up with on the day.

If you'd like a private or small group natural dye course on my leafy deck, contact me at ginamastioATyahooDOTfr

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Sydney storm designs

Recently Sydney had some pretty intense storms. Massive trees and branches were down all over the place. I spent my time driving around post-storm, collecting branches from my favourite dye trees. It was like Christmas for me!! This is a dress I made for myself over that time. I may make some along this line for sale in the next little while....
Nature's gifts.