New beads and fabric

While I was making this flower screen for the winner of my thermofax giveaway, I decided to do one for me too and do some prints from it. Above: printed on a dyed and discharged fabric with some hand painting added to bring out the flowers a little more. Printed on another dyed and discharged […]

Heatgun Beads

I’ve just been unpacking some more of my workshop stuff and thought I’d photograph some of the new pieces, some I did before for samples and some are demonstration pieces done at the workshop. Most, not all, are done with the heat gun. Above: Friendly plastic, shrink plastic and fun foam pieces. The fun foam […]

Another Bag

This will be the last bag for a while, I have enough to take to the gallery, so I’ll be able to switch back to dying & printing. Although I have a few non art things to attend to first. Thanks to everyone who’s commented on my blog, I try to answer people by email […]

Bags & Postcards

I’d had this bag for a while, so I decided it needed tizzying up a bit. A lace edging made by free machining on water soluble fabric was added as well as bringing the embroidery down into the top section. I made some fabric heatgun beads, some paper towel beads and some cords to make […]

New Bag

Although I wanted to be printing this week, I thought I should really get some bags finished first as they were promised a while ago. This one, I did yesterday. The fabric is a collage of various printed or dyed pieces plus silk paper, embroidery and yarn. The decorative strip on the flap is made […]


These dangles are for a group project Innovatives stitches is doing as part of our exhibition in June. We’re making a large panel depicting the route taken by early Dutch sailing ships, several of which came to grief on the Western Australian coast after being blown off course.The dangles will hang along the base of […]

Heatgun Beads Saturday, Innovative Stitches had a bead making day. I did a demo on making polyester fabric beads with the heat gun & the photo above shows some of my beads that I took to show the group. They include beads made from tyvek, various polyester fabrics, kunin felt & plastic. Other members demonstrated […]