Friday, 18 April 2014

ContextART Adventures

Korowal School was the venue for this year's ContextART Forum in the Blue Mountains (Hazelbrook). So many options for 2,3 and 5 day master-classes - and I drifted towards using natural dyes in  Dye, Stitch and Print with Hilary Peterson. Imagine being immersed in a classroom of gifted and generous artists. The biggest surprise (for me) was learning to create beautiful books. The strips of mulberry paper (left) were all dyed using the same mordant and mix, but with different foliage. Before being hand  stitched into a book, they were re-dipped in some exquisite left-over brews. Magic  really does happen!


Maggie said...

Sounds totally awesome! And a fabulous venue.

Sue Dennis said...

Looks like the weather was good to you Ali. Can't wait to see the results.
Ciao Sue xx

Margaret said...

Wow, Ali -- what a wonderful experience. Love your 'magic'. :-)