Some new pieces

  I seem to be just scratching around the edges with my work lately (too many distractions) but I guess something, however insignificant, is better than nothing! I’ve been doing some book covers and small framed pieces for a local craft fair in October and have managed to finish several, including a book cover from the above […]

Spring is almost here

Donkey orchids are among the early wildflowers in our area – we saw these – part of a large clump on the side of the road while walking around our suburb. Macracarpa also seen on our walk, native to WA but not here. The red flowers are about 1.5 to 2″ across when they come out. […]

Thermofax screen printing workshop

Last Saturday I went down to Bunbury to tutor a workshop for the Stirling Street Art Centre. We only had 6 participants but they produced lots of good prints and I think they enjoyed themselves.  drying prints We also did discharge printing, still using the thermofax screens but with decolourant instead of paint. Below: Julie […]

My SAQA Auction Quilt

Rags and Riches 12″ x 12″ Welcome to the Oceania Collection Blog Hop! SAQA (studio Art Quilt Associates) has an auction of art quilts every year, and this year the Oceania members contributed 32 pieces to the collection.      The Blog Hop goes ‘behind the scenes’ to reveal how many of these pieces came […]

Bag finished – pocket still missing

Here is my finished bag. All the materials except the lining, zip, magnetic snap closure, zip and flower embellishment, were from my challenge bag. I still have some things left: more fabric, tyvek and some small ceramic tiles which I will try to use in another project. The bag handles are made from machine embroidered […]

Still here!

I finally finished my Mysterium piece, right on the deadline after many long days and nights sewing.I can’t show it yet and the exhibition is not until October. The work had to be in early so a catalogue with photos etc. could be prepared. I’m now working on my DW blue challenge piece – also […]

Hand stitching in progress

Here are the hand stitched pieces I was working on when we were away. The 2 top pics are on prefelts and will be felted more which will give them a different look. This has some machine as well as hand stitching – might become a postcard. The background was painted over the stitching. This needs […]

A week away

We’ve just come back from a relaxing week down south, staying at Busselton. It was cold, but we had mostly fine days and even some sunshine. beach at Dunsborough We had a delicious lunch at Wise Winery to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Above is the view from the restaurant which overlooks the vineyard and Eagle […]

Heat transfer dyeing blues & Autumn garden pics

I was given lots of fabric pieces, lace and abandoned projects from my M.I.L’s huge collection. A lot were offcuts of synthetic dressmaking fabrics which were suitable for heat transfer dyeing. The pic shows some after dyeing. They were all white to begin with – some were done by heat transferring from painted papers while […]

Scorched Earth sold!

I went to pick up my 2 pieces from the Minnawarra Art Awards this morning and found out the quilt (above) was sold. I’m very happy someone liked it enough to buy it, but I know I underpriced it. I was in such a rush getting my entry in and had to price it before […]