Christmas Greetings

Christmas seems to have come up very quickly this year & I’m not well prepared! Lucky I’m not hosting anything but I did manage to make my present for the family secret Santa – a tote bag made of upholstery fabrics that had been gifted to me. I tutored some print workshops recently for a […]

Last week…

The above piece was done with heat transfer dyes on a bright yellow polyester, linen look fabric. Not my usual colours but I really like it. I also painted lots of other papers to transfer later. The painted papers last indefinitely as long as they’re stored away from light. The workshop with Kerr Grabowski last […]

In my studio

Above: breakdown print on silk – using Procion dyes. I love this process – hadn’t tried it on silk before and not my usual colours but I’m happy with how this has turned out. I think I’ll send it for the Artwear Publications complex cloth swap to be shown at the Brisbane Textile Art Festival. […]

Product trial

There has been some discussion on the Complex Cloth Yahoo group about a new discharging product: deColourant Plus which was being promoted as a less smelly and safer alternative to the existing products. Dave very kindly offered to send samples to interested members so they could do their own testing. I didn’t think he would […]

Procion dye work

Some more sample pieces from my recent work with dyes. Top is hand painted & below: mono & roller printed. Below: screen printed and lines applied with squeeze bottle. A few silk hand dyes, all done in the same container – the dark ones are organza. A recipe for this method (Cram jar dyeing) is […]

Garden & new work

We’ve been enjoying gorgeous Spring weather (although we need more rain) so I was prompted to take a couple of garden pics.Top is looking down towards the vegie garden which is shown below. A new covered notebook using one of my recent prints. This will be a surprize for someone soon. Another breakdown print – […]

Breakdown prints

This week I’ve been playing with breakdown printing. These are all from the same screen which I used for monoprinting on another large piece of fabric then left all the dye on the screen to dry. The next day I printed from it with clear manutex – the middle pic is the first pull – […]


Lots of printing happening lately – with dye and paint – these are a couple of paint ones. The one above is my soy wax screen print from the last post. I cut it in 2, overdyed it and added more printing and stencilling.

New bag & postcard

The bag is made from dressmaking remnants and fabric that was given to me, which I’ve dyed and printed. The fringe was from a truly daggy white lace poncho that I bought for $1 at an Opp shop – thought the lace would be good for dispersal dyeing (it was). The fringe dyed beautifully with […]

Gelatine printing and more soy wax

Top 2 pics are some of my gelatine prints – just quick ones because I needed to try out the process before I leave. I’m doing a workshop in this and the soy wax for one of my groups 3 days after I return. The 2 next pics are soy wax painted with procion dyes. […]