I regularly attend this Adelaide market:
One Planet Market
Payneham Community Centre
374 Payneham Rd. Adelaide, South Australia
3rd Saturday of the month
9:00am until 12:00pm
If you’d like a particular item please use the contact form to let me know and we can arrange pick up at the market or postage.
Setting up for the Adelaide Maker Faire 2016.
With a grant from the lovely Maker Faire people I was able to provide a free scarf for anyone who wanted to dye one in natural dyes.
This was a quick activity for people to do as they were exploring the Maker Faire so I had a few short cuts. I made the dyes at home before the Faire and I used a microwave oven to quickly steam the scarves for the participants to take home.
More than 100 scarves were dyed. The dyes I made were yellow from fig leaves, brown from black walnuts, maroon/pink from madder with washing soda and orange from onion skins. The mordant used was soy milk.
In today’s workshop we dyed cotton, sheep’s wool and samoyed wool as well as cotton fabric. The dyes used were from fig leaves, black walnuts, turmeric, onion skins, black beans, and rust.
Black beans soaked in a copper pot and it looks like there is something coppery on the surface.
Tied fabric dipped in several dyes
Participants with their work
Participants’ dyed samples
One of the ladies made a woollen spider for my wire spider web
This is the second year I’ve been a judge at the Murray Bridge Show. It’s something I really enjoy doing so I was disappointed to see fewer entries than last year. I would like to see country arts and crafts at local shows growing again instead of shrinking. I wonder if having some new sections would help. Art quilts are very popular as are art installations and yarn bombing. I like working with E-textiles and other electronics which is another popular field which could be incorporated into the local shows.
Gorgeous wet felting
The frill necked lizard and the log it’s on are all needle felted. This piece has incredible detail right down to the opening of the log the lizard is on has moss in it.
The pictures really don’t do justice to the exquisite work here. I’m always blown away by the beading. I don’t know how people can do such time consuming and intricate work.
I love the little Father Christmas faces!
Yesterday I held a felting workshop which we all enjoyed! Here are some wet woollen tops being rolled up in bubble wrap.
This is Sarah, Erica, Anya, Julie and Sue with their gorgeous pieces of felt. I love to see the colour combinations people choose!
Here is a sneak peek at a project I’m working on with my fellow Hackerspace Adelaide members. It’s called Talking Heads and is an entry in the Machinery of Data competition. There is more information on our wiki.