Nature’s Threads Exhibition: Reddy Arts Textile Group

Nature's Threads DL

It’s on! Our 2015 group exhibition opening night Friday 24th April, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm. at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery in Strathpine, Queensland. Our guest Speaker is Kay Haerland, renowned Textile Artist and fellow member of RATG. There is some wonderful and varied work on display. The exhibition runs from now until 30th May. We would love to see you there! Those of you who have seen some of my earlier posts of construction of “the tree” will be able to see the finished work, “Threads of Survival” …

here is a wee teaser:

Threads of Survival teaser

hope to see you sometime at the Gallery!

Exhibitors: Jill Burgess, Kim Boland, Donna Davis, Sue Duffy, Di Flint, Helen Forrest, Kay Haerland, Jeannie Henry, Jan Hutchison, Alex Stogdale, Kate Watson, and Brenda Wood. 

Pine Rivers Art Gallery
199 Gympie Road, Strathpine.
Entry and parking via Mecklem Street.
Please RSVP for the opening night: PH 3480 6941 during gallery hours
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Closed ANZAC Day, 25 April

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Honey Anteater

Don’t you just LOVE the internet? One of my nieces posted a video on her 6 year old niece’s facebook page, which came up in my newsfeed. It was a video of a pet anteater, and it really caught the child’s imagination… announcing she wanted an anteater too… (it’s a very cute video!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZvv2MAu3js )

Two days later I was at the  Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show, and guess what I found? A stall for Funky Friends Factory patterns… http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/  And there was a pattern for Artie Anteater…. of course, I had no choice, I had to buy it!  On enquiring of my young great niece,  via social media, (since she lives on the other side of the world) I discovered that anteaters should always be purple and pink. Always.  Here is where the internet really came up with the goods: I found some fabulous fabric “Women digging for Honey Ants” by Audrey Nungarrai for M & S Textiles from Batik Fabric Online: http://batikfabrics.com.au/collections/inspraaussie  (great little online shop at Wamuran in Queensland) The fabric arrived two days after I ordered it!! Fantastic.

the fabric
the fabric

One afternoon of happy creation and here it is!  yet to be renamed by my great niece… but I have to send it to her first!

Artie Anteater - pattern by Funky Friends Factory
Artie Anteater – pattern by Funky Friends Factory

Oh and here is a video of honey ants….   https://youtu.be/jwzzbjYHC3w