Fibres West: my students’ work

Here are a few of Fay’s photos featuring student work done in my recent Mark Making on Cloth workshop. They got some great results, especially since none of them had tried deconstructed screen printing before – although some were experienced at printing and dye techniques. I hope I have some pieces from everyone here. (Lorna […]

GIFTED and more

I’ve been invited to take part in ‘Gifted’, Sunday November 13th, It will be an opportunity to purchase gorgeous, handcrafted gifts (or treat yourself) from some of WA’s textile artists. I’ll have my thermofax screens with some new designs, printed/dyed fabrics, scarves, covered journals etc. Hope to see you there! Embellish Magazine ran an art […]

Going back

I’m getting ready for Fibres West at the moment and 1 of the things I have to do is prepare a 15 minute slide show of my work. All of the pics in this post are from more than 10 years ago when I was a student at Curtin University. They were slides which I’ve […]

Black Cockatoos, Pin Cushion Hakea & Fibres West

I usually take a photo of our Pin Cushion Hakea at this time of year – this year it’s particularly good. We’re having lovely Autumn weather at the moment so have been enjoying the garden while I recover. Below: So have these magnificent black cockatoos. Hard to get a good photo of them – this […]

I’m in print!

Above: the last covered sketchbook for the year. Below: Embellish (a newish Australian textile magazine) asked me to to write an article on how I did the fringe on my scarf which won 2nd prize in a competition they ran earlier this year. Well, Fabulous Fringes & Embellished Edgings is published so I’m now in […]

Flour paste screen

I made this screen in Jane’s workshop at Fibres West last week but didn’t get time to print it until today. You coat the screen with flour paste then scratch your design out with a wooden skewer. It’s a great low tech way to get a fine line stencil on the screen. It lasts for […]

Fibres West

For more pics on our week at Fibres West see Joan’s blog and also Shirley’s blog. Shirley was one of the tutors, she’s a brilliant weaver, trained in Ireland, and her class produced some great work.

I’m back

I spent last week doing a wonderful & inspiring workshop at Fibres West in Bunbury. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera, but here are some of the pieces I did. The workshop was Jane Dunnewold’s ‘Complex Cloth’ & she is a great teacher. I can’t wait to get into my studio to continue the […]