Colours of Australia

by kath_red on 29/03/2012

in Books, Newsletter

This week I guest posted over at Ansie’s place while she is travelling around Australia. The theme of my guest blog are the colours of Australia so click over to see some colour palettes from images from my last camping trip with family. The colours of the desert, the sunsets, the earth and the flowers. The image below is a flakey painted door next to some rich red bricks — I love to make these colour palettes simply using photoshop but I also like to use online palette making tools such as Kuler. It’s fun and free – give it a go!


  • This week Anne has kicked off her five part quilting series and I am thrilled to be part of it – follow along!
  • The printed bolt has started off their fabric designer comp with a bang — looks like its going to be a really fun series.
  • Handmade olympics is on again – I am judging the eco section this year – looking forward to it!
  • Pinterest has changed their terms and conditions and I am once again happy to be using. Highlights of the update include:  “Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.” Huffington post has a good article about the changes.
  • Watch this video – best {and funniest} fashion video ever!
  • 500 Felt Objects is another amazing collection of work in the Lark Crafts 500 series, featuring challenging and energising work from a whole lot of amazing artists and designers who work with felt.
  • Mark Pearson is a professor of journalism at Bond University, his book Blogging and Tweeting without Getting Sued (Allen and Unwin 2012) guides us through the pitfalls of social media and explains how you can get your message across without landing yourself in legal trouble.
  • Country Cottage Quilting by Lynette Anderson (David & Charles February 2012) has everything you love about country crafts — the embroidered details, the felted textures, the soft colours, the beautiful applique. Nothing twee or gloomy about these designs, just lovely traditional country crafting at its best.

[Thanks to publishers and distributors for sending me books to review, I don’t get paid to post reviews but I am an amazon affiliate] (Australians can purchase craft books online through can do books or booktopia or else browse booko for the best prices.)

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1 Nancy March 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Beautiful, Kathreen. Have you read Victoria Finlay’s “Color: A Natural History of the Palette”? Besides being unputdownably fascinating, it has a wonder segment on color in Australia. It is one of the few books I had to force myself to return to the library–I think I need to buy a copy of my own.


2 kath_red March 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I haven’t read it – but will be looking out for it now – thanks for the tip!


3 Nancy March 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

That would be “a WONDERFUL segment.”


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