a change of direction

I’ve tidied away the paints and I can see flat surfaces.  Now it’s time to get back to this . . .

9 in 9 Wendy @ Late Start Studio

9 in 9
Wendy @ Late Start Studio

Which led to this and then . . . stopped.  Or maybe some of this although it’s too windy to harvest today.

Harvesting harakeke/flax. Wendy @ Late Start Studio

Harvesting harakeke/flax.
Wendy @ Late Start Studio

I need to use my hands again rather than brushes . . . to get in close contact with the materials.

19 thoughts on “a change of direction

  1. that denim looks amazing, and I get comments on the kete (?) you made me too 🙂 – even got asked when I’m starting lol

  2. I have seen two of Te Rongo Kirkwood’s woven glass cloaks exhibited at the Ranamok Glass Prize here in Sydney, her work is very powerful with a brave fierce magic, thank you for the the link to her film, good heart and soul food

    • There in Sydney . . . lucky you! I wasn’t able to see them until I was at the De Young in San Francisco! I was familiar with the works however images are not nearly the same as standing in their presence . . . they’re very powerful indeed.

  3. the “flax” it looks like iris- i gathered iris leaves just because ai had so much of it its bundled up in the shed then figured out i don’t know what to do with it? I’m going to look at the links in the other comments – might have to wait till its warmer and i can do it where there’s no carpet. I loved you ” International Circle of Makers ” on Grace’s thread it gives me hope.

    • I think Makers are a particular type of artist, usually under-rated, and we seem to be able to recognise one another. And I hope the iris remains workable . . . flax wouldn’t if just bundled up and stored dry. There’s quite a process to making it workable although it can be woven when green. I’m about to start weaving again after not having done any for a time so I’ll post details of the process.

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