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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

50 Shades of White

Yesterday saw the opening of the Craft NSW fibre designers annual exhibition in Sydney entitled "50 Shades of White".


It's a striking display because of its simplicity in colour but also because of its complexity in textures.  It covers beautiful work both wearable and sculptural, from the weaving, knitting, and felting members and from 3 guest exhibitors.
I am now fortunate now to be a member of the group and have various pieces in the show from wearables to bags and hangings but all have a common design theme of bubbles, circles in them:




 nunofelted silk habotai on corriedale, wool flannel
corriedale wool, metallic thread

This felted hanging is approx. 55cm by 120cm is entitled "Thought Bubbles" and features various hand dyed silks and merino tops with metallic thread free embroidery.  The different textural features were great fun to do.
"Thought Bubbles" 2014
(merino wool, silk, metallic & silk thread)
Some photos of the details:



The gallery is open every day from 9.30 to 5.30pm and the exhibition lasts until 9 June.  It coincides with Vivid Sydney, a display of amazing lights and processions through the city, so the gallery window is filled with beautiful felted lamps by Pam de Groot.  


There is so much more to see - don't miss it!



5 comments:

Heather said...

Hello Helen, many thanks for leaving me the message from Sharon. I have so enjoyed looking through your blog posts and am wowed by your lovely work. The two dresses are gorgeous and so innovative and I love your surfaced stitched bag. I might nip off for another look. Best wishes, Heather.

Monica G. M said...

utterly stunning work. i've been staring at "Thought Bubbles" for some time lol. i so enjoy the complexity of execution and yet subtlety of expression.

Fibrenell said...

Thank you for your kind comments. The piece sold yesterday at the gallery so I'm flattered that other also like it.

ferinn said...

I only wish I could pop in to see this.Your pieces are stunning,no wonder the hanging sold.Good luck with doing the same with the others.

Julia Green said...

Good luck Helen. What an exciting opportunity. Wish I could be there!