Colour! Colour everywhere –

Following a post featuring the colourful works created by the Sunshine Coast Rug Crafters, these images of recent creations from Western Australia reflect the use of colour in Aussie rug making.

Australian rughookers have an affinity for bright colours  – it must have something to do with the climate, wide open spaces and blue skies plus the number of hours of sunshine each day, especially in Western Australia, even though it’s winter here.

Robin Inkpen has just finished designing and hooking another wonderful carpet bag, destined for sale in an upmarket boutique.


Carpet_Bag_Labeled_for_sale_designed_and_hooked_bag_by_Robin_Inkpen_Western_AustraliaRobin’s carpet bags are unique, each is “personalized” with it’s own identifying name and tag (shown above) which contains a description, i.e.

My name is Belinda, I am a carpet bag.

Robin decided to name me because I am unique. I cannot be reproduced or mass produced. The designs, colours and yarns Robin hooked into me are totally random and inspired as she works;

I am a totally hand made piece of art. 

Robin hopes that you enjoy me as much as she enjoyed making me.

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Kira Mead has taken the product of recent workshops where she demonstrated the making of her quillies and participants “had-a-go”  –  and created this colourful chair cover

“le tourbillon derrie’re”   (the swirl behind).

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A close up of the chair pad surface


The images below show how these small demo swirls grew into this wonderful chair pad.

Starting with swatches of recycled wool dyed with food colour ;-

1_hand_dyed_recycled_wool_by_Kira_Mead_Albany_West_Australia2_Start_of_Chair_pad_by_Kira_Mead_Albany_Western_AustraliaAbove – the beginning swirls

Below – Some of the swirls created in the workshops

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