Monday, 25 February 2013

Letter G


G is for Grevillea ... This is my personal favourite in our garden - Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' . It is a wonderful spreading shrub with pendant sprays of spectacular red flowers all  year round.  This hybrid plant was  named by David Gordon for a family member who tragically died aged 16 in 1969.
 My tag is fabric. The watermark is made by a Robyn Gordon flower stem, crushed onto the fabric, then coloured with permanent markers, softened with alcohol, and then top stitched on the machine. 
I hope you won't mind if I also sneak in my F tag from last week... Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig , best known for its buttress roots. The photo doesn't show very well that I have padded some of the roots using the technique of  trapunto quilting. The fabric was a previously dyed, then I made a stencil  cut  from freezer paper and applied decolourant and stitched the outline. Hoping I can improve my form and make the H tag earlier in the week.... 


10 comments:

  1. Nice job on both! The F tag is very dramatic!

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  2. Beautiful tags, and it is really interesting to learn about your exotic Australian plants.
    Jane x

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  3. Beautiful tags and plants - nothing like that in my garden! Valerie

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  4. I love the textural look of your f tag's roots but the colours and form of your G tag is fabulous! :0) Mo

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  5. Both fantasdtic tags. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Two beautiful tags Wilma but the H tag is my favourite. Stunning and delicate you have captured the real thing beautifully.

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  7. Beautiful tags. What a fabulous plant grevillea is! I don't recall seeing it before. Carolyn x

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  8. Wow! what a beautiful plant the Grevillea is ...so colourful! both your tags are beautiful :)

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  9. Ooh, I nearly missed this - I thought I'd done all the G's! So glad I didn't though - it's stunning. I love your techniques, they give such depth to the flower. The colours are beautiful too.
    Great F tag too, and once again, fab techniques you're using. I'm looking forward to your choice of plant for next week!

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  10. I nearly missed this too, I'm so glad I came back to check! These are both stunning, I especially love the colours and the stitching on the first and the moodyness of the second, Jane xx

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