Sunday, November 29, 2015

justquilts @ aliquilts, part 2

The kangaroos weren't the only experiences with wildlife while I was staying with Ali and her husband. Their place seems to be teeming with birds, and you wake up to an cacophony of song. You can see hares boxing.

Although this does not happen every day, Ali's husband said.
They do get regular visits from a King Parrot which they think comes down from the nearby National Park to pick up some extra kernels. This time, as it was joining our last printing mornings Morning Tea, it came really close, and 'sat down with us'.

We printed with thickened Procion dyes on the second day and the last morning.

This included a set of breakdown printing, too.

All these still need to be washed at home, and the final results might look slightly different. But I am certainly very keen on seeing them, and it is one of the first washes I am going to put on after I get home!

We had home-baked pizza from the self-built wooden oven crowned by a bloody moon-rise day after the full moon on my last evening.

And then it was time to say good-bye to a wonderful time in Tarome. Thank you very much to Ali and her husband for their gorgeous hospitality, for sharing their lovely home, and for the friendship we have struck up!


  1. It really seems great to me. What a nice results!!

  2. Brilliant colours in the bird! Inspiration for printing colours perhaps.
    I really like the multi-coloured print through the stencil with rectangles.

  3. What a great time you've had and plenty of inspiration to take home with you both as memories and the cloth you have printed. Hope you have plenty of room in your suitcase.