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Day 13 of #septtextilelove
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Theme: #fibres
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Here is a pic of a beautiful scarf my mate @rosekulak created for an exhibition we had earlier in the year. In producing this scarf Rose sourced all the fibres & yarns in keeping with the @fibreshedmelbourne philosophy. I'm so inspired by her passion for supporting local producers & her genuine desire to really know the full story of all the materials & yarns she uses.
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I feel very fortunate to be the new owner of this scarf. It's one of my favs & has helped keep me toasty warm during this very long winter. I also love that I know the full story of how it came to be & the amazing lady who produced it!
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For more pics of Rose's scarves, as well as other super fab works we had on display at the Natural Dyes Conference in Melbourne a few weeks ago, be sure to checkout: @tenfoldtextilecollective
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#textiles #fibres #fibreshed #naturalfibres #tenfoldtextilecollective #scarves #knit

High vibrations at 10cm dilated.
One of a series of 5 from ‘Ten and three’ for Extraction exhibition w/ @tenfoldtextilecollective for @fibreshedmelbourne

“Extraction is the process of drawing out, with special effort, skill or force. In preparation for the birth of my first child, I did extensive research into the mechanisms of natural physiological childbirth. I was fascinated with the complex hormonal dance between baby and mother during labour and the symphony created between this and the functions of the cervix and uterus. An intricate weaving of powerful and elastic fibrous muscles, ligaments and tissue work in concert to extract one human from another. This knowing provided me with great trust in my body and emboldened me to embrace and work with its force to bring my daughter into the world.” @lou_hicks_ one of her ‘Ten and three’ 2018 series.

#fond2018 #naturaldyeconference #naturaldye #madder

@korina.leoncio, ‘Once Before’ 2018, for Extraction.
Eucalyptus dye bath with potash alum mordant on abaca paper, silk tape and linen.
Naturally dyed knitted lockets encasing fragments of fading memories.
#fond2018 #naturaldyeconference #naturaldye

Madder is one of the earliest known dyes, having been used on cloth found on ancient Egyptian mummies; the cloaks of Libyan women in the time of Herodotus (5th century B.C.); cotton textiles from the Indus civilization (3000 B.C.); and a belt found in Tutankhamun’s grave. The Andean cultures of Paracus and Nasca used the domestic madder plant Relbunium long before cochineal. In ancient and medieval times, madder was also used as a medicinal treatment for amenorrhea (failure to menstruate) and Hippocrates (460-377 BC) used the herb as an expectorant remedy and against a variety of gynecological diseases.
The fleshy and fiery colours and historical gynecological associations with madder make it the perfect dyestuff for my work ‘Ten and three’, which refers to the ten centimetres of dilation and three stages of labour” #naturaldyeconference #fond2018 #extraction #tenfoldtextilecollective #naturaldye #fibreshedmelbourne

We love the stories behind the artwork. Being very much a group of process-driven textile artists, there is always so much more to our work than meets the eye. Case and point - ‘Heartwood’ by Claire Munnings (@tinkermay_ ) for Extraction which closed yesterday: “I was reading a true story of The Osage Nation, a Native American tribe in the United States. From 1921 to 1925 around 60 or more Osage native Americans were killed by people intent on taking over the great wealth of the Osage, whose land was producing valuable oil that earned lucrative annual royalties. The story was a sad one that I couldn’t finish.

Soon after my father was describing a strange fruit known as a ‘horse apple’ on my uncle’s farm. The fruit is typically not eaten by humans and rarely by foraging animals, giving it distinction as an anachronistic ghost of evolution.
This all piqued my interest when I discovered that it was also known as the Osage Orange and could be used for natural dying. I made the correlation between The Osage Tribe and was surprised to discover the tree was growing in Australia, its uses relatively untapped, the fruit falling to the ground doing nothing much but rotting into the earth.

The Osage Nation used the heartwood for dying and also bow making. In Arkansas, in the early 19th century, a good Osage bow was worth a horse and a blanket.

I decided I wanted to find a tree to extract the dye and one day I saw one in a local park, its distinctive fruit helping me make an obvious distinction. I pulled my car over and collected the fruit bringing it home with great excitement. I soon discovered the fruit did nothing at all and that what I really needed was the heartwood.
Soon after I determined to get myself a piece of wood. I did this, took my branch home and whittled the heartwood out of it. It was a slow, difficult process but knowing the traditional uses of the wood I felt the process as close to traditional textile production as I could get (continued in comments)...

‘Natural Beauty’ by @sarah.k.williams2: “Capturing the intense yellow of the sour sob flower to colour the warp for this series of small weavings. This sunny, pure yellow casts a positive glow to each weave which portray abstract expressions of the face.” Dye Process: Bleached cotton warp, dyed with sour sob (picked along the train line East St Kilda) resisted sections, re-dyed with Procion MX.

#fond2018 #naturaldyeconference #textiles #naturaldye #soursop #extraction #tenfoldtextilecollective #weave #weaving #slowtextiles #botanicaldye

‘Jaipur’ by @stitchandyarn for our Extraction exhibition. Indigo shibori dye, embroidery, machine sewing.

#naturaldyeconference #fond2018 #indigo #textiles #shibori #extraction #tenfoldtextilecollective #naturaldye #jaipur

Detail of @rosekulak’s ‘Lemon Delicious’ for our Extraction exhibition. “Fibreshed is an international grassroots movement which promotes the development of sustainable regional fibre systems, and 'soil-to-soil' textile and clothing production.
These scarves are produced using the Fibreshed ethos - everything involved in their creation is sourced within the Melbourne Fibreshed. The one exception is the cotton, which was grown in northern NSW.

The fibres are grown by local producers. The yarns are spun at local mills. The colours are extracted from local plants or are the natural colours of the fibres.
The scarves are made using a hand-powered 1960's vintage knitting machine (no electricity), producing zero waste. Fibreshed is about connecting the wearer to the maker to the grower.” Cotton grown in northern New South Wales and processed to yarn by Great Ocean Road Woolen Mill. Soursob (Oxalis pes-caprae) is a noxious weed collected from Darebin Parklands and surrounds. It gives a brilliant yellow dye which, by adding washing soda (sodium carbonate), can give oranges through to browns.
#fond2018 #naturaldyeconference #fibreshed

It was all things indigo at day two of @fibreshedmelbourne’s Natural Dye Conference today. Thanks Fibreshed Melbourne for providing the opportunity to share our ‘Extracted’ exhibition and to meet, share knowledge and ask questions about all things natural dyes and beyond with such an amazing room of people. Pictured, Indigo swatches by @stitchandyarn 🌱

Detail of ‘Inside Matters’, @jemolsen for Extraction: “Four framed collage pieces depicting my greater awareness of the amount of single-use medical garment waste being generated whilst undergoing a series of medical treatments”

Remnants of naturally dyed cotton, wool & silk using brown onion skins, sour sob, gum leaves, madder, bark, indigo & rust dyeing techniques; reclaimed disposable medical garments, tablet casings, tea bags, fabrics & papers.
#naturaldyeconference #fond2018 #naturaldye #textiles #textileart #tenfoldtextilecollective

@lou_hicks_’s ‘Ten and three’ for Extraction, showing at @fibreshedmelbourne’s Natural Dye Conference.
“Madder is one of the earliest known dyes, having been used on cloth found on ancient Egyptian mummies; the cloaks of Libyan women in the time of Herodotus (5th century B.C.); cotton textiles from the Indus civilization (3000 B.C.); and a belt found in Tutankhamun’s grave. The Andean cultures of Paracus and Nasca used the domestic madder plant Relbunium long before cochineal. In ancient and medieval times, madder was also used as a medicinal treatment for amenorrhea (failure to menstruate) and Hippocrates (460-377 BC) used the herb as an expectorant remedy and against a variety of gynecological diseases.
The fleshy and fiery colours and historical gynecological associations with madder make it the perfect dyestuff for my work Ten and three, which refers to the ten centimetres of dilation and three stages of labour” #fond2018 #naturaldyeconference

Reposting@jemolsen
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"As part of the Natural Dye Conference at RMIT University's Brunswick Campus today & tomorrow, @tenfoldtextilecollective were invited by the organisers @fibreshedmelbourne to put together a collection of works showcasing the use of naturally dyed fibres, yarns & fabrics.
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In response the theme of "Extraction", here are some pics of the works we created. A big shout out to @rosekulak @lou_hicks_ & @stitchandyarn for lovingly bringing this display to life for conference participants to enjoy.
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I feel so lucky to have had the chance to sneak a peek yesterday.
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I think you'll agree that as you swipe left, these works are pretty darn gorgeous! 🙌🙌❤️🙌🙌
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Check out the Festival of Natural Dyes website at www.fond.org.au for festival details & activities.
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#textiles #textileart #naturaldyes #naturaldyeconference #melbourne #melbournetextiles #tenfoldtextilecollective"

One of three works from @korina.leoncio‘s ‘Once Before’ -Naturally dyed knitted lockets encasing fragments of fading memories. Eucalyptus dye bath with potash alum mordant on abaca paper, silk tape and linen. #fond2018 #naturaldyeconference #extraction

As part of the Natural Dye Conference at RMIT University's Brunswick Campus today & tomorrow, @tenfoldtextilecollective were invited by the organisers @fibreshedmelbourne to put together a collection of works showcasing the use of naturally dyed fibres, yarns & fabrics.
.
In response to the theme of "Extraction", here are some pics of the works we created. A big shout out to @rosekulak @lou_hicks_ & @stitchandyarn for lovingly bringing this display to life for conference participants to enjoy.
.
I feel so lucky to have had the chance to sneak a peek yesterday.
.
I think you'll agree that as you swipe left, these works are pretty darn gorgeous! 🙌🙌❤️🙌🙌
.
Check out the Festival of Natural Dyes website at www.fond.org.au for festival details & activities.
.
#textiles #textileart #naturaldyes #naturaldyeconference #melbourne #melbournetextiles #tenfoldtextilecollective

Detail of 'Heartwood' for exhibition Extraction now happening at #fibreshedmelbourne's Natural Dye Conference with Tenfold Textile Collective. All yarns are dyed using natural dyes including: Black beans, red cabbage, madder, turmeric, osage orange and some scrap dying (avocado pips, skins and onion skins) #naturaldyes #naturaldyeconfrence #tenfoldtextilecollective

The incredible vibrancy of colour possible with natural dyes! Detail of Claire’s (@tinkermay_ ) ‘Heartwood’ in our exhibit for @fibreshedmelbourne’s Natural Dye Conference / Festival of Natural Dyes opening tomorrow. Looking forward to sharing more over the next couple of days. #fond2018 #naturaldyeconference

Extraction:
The process of drawing out, usually with special effort, skill or force.

Tenfold’s next exhibition is on this Friday and Saturday at @rmituniversity with the support of @fibreshedmelbourne‘s Natural Dye Conference as part of the Festival of Natural Dyes. Tickets are still available - see @fibreshedmelbourne for details. (Pic @lou_hicks_ madder dye)

Sneak peak of @analog_cloth’s rust and indigo piece as part of our exhibition ‘Extraction’ showing this Friday and Saturday at the @fibreshedmelbourne’s Natural Dye Conference. Check out their website for details.

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