Our back garden

My lace panel is sent to Wongan Hills for the exhibition there – I’ll take some pics of the finished piece when it returns but I thought I’d show our back garden today as it’s not looking too bad now. Some of our Xanthorrhoeas (grass trees) have grown spears – below. These are native and were here […]

What I’ve been working on…

My lace hanging is done – here it’s shown on the Romeo water soluble plastic ready to be free machine embroidered. The circles were made first and stitched to Romeo to hold them in place. Then the areas in between the circles were embroidered in a marathon effort yesterday (finshed at 11.30pm) and the whole piece […]

Spring has sprung

This week we’ve had very wintery weather but today was better, so this afternoon we went to Araluen, a garden not far from us, to check out the tulips which were impressive. We unexpectedly ran into DH’s brother and sister in law who were taking his Mum to see the tulips. There were also beautiful magnolias, […]

New Textile Art Classes

I’m doing some teaching for a craft group called Canning Vale Crafting on Thursday mornings at 9.30 – 11.30am. Its at the Southern Districts Alliance Church cnr of Warton Road and Garden Street, Canning Vale. The cost is only $10 per session, so if you would like to learn free machine embroidery this is a great […]

Breakdown printing workshop – students’ fabric

Here’s me talking about deColourant discharging gel. I had 12 participants in my workshop – while it was about breakdown printing, we did some other printing techniques too.The following pics are work from my students who produced some great fabric. I can’t remember all of who did what so I’ll only give names if I know them. […]

Catching up

Yesterday was the second part of my Breakdown printing workshop. Above: 1 of the screens I prepared – haven’t printed it off yet. You can see some of the things I used for texture sticking out from under the screen. Below: 2 more screens. I’ve since added more to the left one. Above & below: prints […]

Breakdown printing workshop

This was a workshop demo piece from last Sunday’s workshop for WAFTA on Breakdown printing with Procion dyes. It has been washed out – the next step is to discharge some areas with deColourant then I’ll add some more dye printing. The second part of the workshop will be Sunday 5th August. I want to […]

Sunday in the hills

Yesterday we had lunch at the Core Cider House at Pickering Brook which is not far from us. Lovely orchard surroundings and a very good tasting plate as well as cider tastings. They have blankets for their patrons and we needed them – it was cold! Beautiful Banksias in their garden. My tidying up is […]

Sun Printing and new thermofax designs

I bought some new Sun Dyes paints from The Thread Studio $65 for 10, including 3 shimmer colours.I tried them on a day when there was not much sun but they worked well anyway – we’re having sunny days now but haven’t had a chance to do more yet. There is a great choice of colours […]

Card making

I made a few cards last week. They’re very purple – the blanks were a bargain buy, $1 for packs of 8 with white envelopes. Now I need to find some cellophane bags for them and they’ll go in the shop at Genesis in the Hills. Below: a couple of my demo pieces from a printing […]