More new work

  Block print and hand painting on linen. Below: sequin waste used as a stencil over background print. Journal pages: various stencil and print techniques. Some of my small framed textile works. Glass makes it hard to photograph. This machine embroidered fabric collage on a thermofax printed background is now framed too. Sketchbook cover with appliqued […]

Not much art happening here

I like to do some craft projects over summer – decided to make this piece into a cushion after finding a cushion insert while sorting out my store room. The wall quilt below came about because I wanted to use the embroidery unit on my machine. It hadn’t been used for more than a year. I bought it […]

Thermofax screen frames and May BOM done

I’ve read some discussions recently about using thermofax screens without a frame. I don’t generally do that because it is just so much easier to use with a frame – I find I’m much more likely to make a mess if I don’t. Of course you can order them without the frame if you prefer. […]


A week or so ago our local branch of the Australian Sewing Guild ran a bag making workshop with Kay Platts.We had a fun day and came away with a few interesting patterns & techniques to try as well as the bag we worked on in the workshop – mine above. My daughter said it […]

Feb BOM, more quilting & a Giveaway

Above: using scraps – I had a lot of pieced trimmings from another project so put them together in a log cabin design. This will grow as I haven’t finished the cutting yet. It might make a background for something. Below: my Feb blocks. Doing these has made me sure I’ll never be a traditional […]

A change is as good as a holiday

In January, when its usually very hot here – too hot for the studio – I like to do some different things. Above: my first blocks for the Craftsy BOM (so far, so good) and below: I had these charm squares that were not to my taste but I didn’t want to waste them, so […]

Field of Quilts – Boddington

Last Sunday we drove south east from Perth to Boddington for the annual Field of Quilts. I had not been before but it was a nice day out. There were vintage cars and bikes for the men to look at, lots of quilts and stalls. They were lucky that the rain held off at least […]


This silk scarf is screen printed with thickened procion dyes using a crocheted doiley for the deconstructed printing process. Then I made a thermofax screen from a scan of the same doiley and printed with de Colourant to discharge (the lighter lace images) I was very happy with how it turned out – it was […]

Quilting adventures

A few posts ago I showed some dyed fabrics for 2 Lisa Walton workshops I was doing. Above is the result so far from the 1st one: Beneath the Surface. It will be a while before I get it finished as I’m busy with other things but I wanted to get it to the stage […]

Maggie Grey’s Workshop

I had a great time at Maggie’s workshop on Tuesday. She’s an excellent and generous teacher, sharing many of her techniques. It was great to meet her and see some of her work from the books. (I think I have most of them!)Thanks Doreen for sending me the photo above. From the left: me, Jo-Anne, […]