June Brown of Milawa, Victoria dyes silk and wool using eco-dyeing methods mostly with Australian eucalypt leaves. Adding rusty objects to the dye pot always result in surprising images to work with and June enjoys these spontaneous results. June has two eco-dyed works in Australia Wide Seven:
- Stitches in Time: During the 1980s we were encouraged to do very fine quilting stitches but now after 35 years attitudes and opportunities have changed. The “Go Slow” style of stitching produces large stitches which are ideal to demonstrate the changes in the world of quilting.
- Freedom : Leaves are free to travel wherever they are blown. We have not been free to travel at all during the isolation of the Covid Virus Pandemic. After 8 weeks away from towns and shops – FREEDOM was forefront in my mind as I stitched this quilt.
See more of June”s artwork at www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au
AW7 Preview is a series of daily blog posts from 24 September to 30 October 2020 that will feature an artist and preview their artwork from the Ozquilt Network members’ exhibition Australia Wide Seven. The exhibition will premiere at Belconnen Arts Centre from 30 October-18 December 2020 and continue on tour until September 2022. Please direct any exhibition queries to AW7@ozquiltnetwork.org.au
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