something …..

I have been playing with a few new ideas here at Bird Lab. Layers of paper and frayed fabric. I’m not quite sure about them yet…. Whether I need to do something else… (another layer? shellac?) or well something else…. Maybe they would be better on a light box or in a lantern so you can see the textures of the paper… there is something about them i like.. a lot and something about them isn’t quite right yet….. (the photos don’t show very well the different textures in the paper back ground… but also a lot of the texture…

rope

When I was coming to Harlosa i was asked if i wanted anything… I asked for rope as this is a material i have been using in Melbourne and sometimes it’s not so easy to find… I have been a bit over whelmed by the response …rope has been delivered to my door, big thick chunky worn rope. Its taken me a while to approach the rope, partly because other materials have taken my attention, and partially because my head has been full of what i would do with it in Melbourne… so i have been thinking that i need to…

rag rugs

Today i got give a box of hand dyed cotton that has been prepared for making a rag rugs….. Rag rugs are a traditional rug made here in the early 1800’s by the monarchy, and this tradition slowly trickled down to the farming folk. Linen, then cotton as it became more common and less expensive , was recycled, torn into strips, and woven into rugs… Rag Rugs were made to adorn the floors of the important rooms. As the traditional took hold, the rugs began to tell the stories/history of the people, as the cloth used held the memories of…