Monday, June 27, 2016
Wow, I can't believe it's over 6 months since I posted on this blog.....I really think I need to shut it down as I tend to post more on Instagram these days...there isn't the pressure to write a novel! Anyway, here is a photo of some recent napkins I dyed with my Indigo....I used chopsticks tied with rubber bands to get the sharp white lines and really love the effect....and it is so easy to do too!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Well, I know it has been some time. Between my short posts on Instagram, I do wonder whether or not I should continue with this blog.....I need to decide if I am going to continue, how it might look and what my main purpose in writing it will be. Anyway....it is always good to put one's thoughts in paper....so to speak.
Anyway, I am currently having an extended holiday from work and am spending a couple of weeks in Vietnam. I must admit, I am finding the heat quite a challenge and think I have been more jet lagged coming here than when I went to Europe! I have been having an afternoon nap and am looking forward to going on a street food tour this evening....will hopefully take some photos and post them on here....anyway, here is a photo from my hotel room last night....cheers
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Well, I have been greatly encouraged the past couples of days. Late last year I opened my little Etsy shop and yesterday I had my second sale in that time. It was the smallest rope,bowl, however it is traveling all the way to New York. It was just the encouragement I needed as I had also just read yesterday the following quote: "find what you love to do and you won't work a single day in your life". How great is that? It is exactly how I am feeling at present as my day job is becoming more and more difficult as the landscape of the aged and health care system in Australia changes. Anyhow,mere are a couple of photos of my latest bowls, which really are more the size of buckets! I have been playing with copper coloured thread and am really happy with the results!
Monday, June 1, 2015
Once again, I have participated in the ALQS (Another Little Quilt Swap) Number 9....and this week I have received my little quilt in the mail. I also received some postcards from where the maker lives,mass well as a lovely silk bookmark. Thanks so much Rosieand again for Kate for organizing these swaps!
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Hi Folks....sorry I haven't been around much since the start of the year....since going back to work, life has been hectic with home visits, looking after my parents and continuing my quest with my Etsy shop and making things to sell in it....I am loving making coiled rope bowls, and dyeing vast amounts of fabric and scarves with my indigo dye....just two weeks ago I spent an AMAZING 3 days with a master indigo dyer from Mali, West Africa. His name is Aboubakar Fofana...and he has collaborated with Donna Karan and her fashion label, amongst others.....it was an absolute privelege for me to participate in his workshop. I was able to purchase some lengths of 100%, hand woven organic cotton,Melvin by artisans in Mali. With some of this, I hand dyes some graduated blues and created this cushion from some of the fabric.
Here is a link to my Etsy Shop if you would like to see some of the things I have for sale.....https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CocoIndigo