Emerald Here is my needlefelt challenge piece for this week. Again I’ve used a background of commercial felt. I’ve used strips of various fabrics overlaid & woven with some angelina fibres underneath. The strips are needlefelted down leaving gaps so wool could be threaded through. And in some areas beads & sequins are trapped, probubly […]

Embellisher Blues Back to embellishing today. Both samples are on felt backgrounds. On the left I’ve used various fabrics yarns & some wool tops then quite a bit of hand stitching (very basic stitching, thats all I can do!). On the right, the squares are silk & synthetic velvet. I used wool tops to fasten […]

Another Bag I thought I’d photograph this bag outside but found the colours are slightly washed out in the sun. This was the best photo, it’s in our vegetable garden amongst the tomatoes which are producing prolifically at the moment. The bag is pieced from hand dyed & printed fabric. The print, native seed pods, […]

Beautiful Exchange Tassels Exciting mail today from The Thread Studio, my exchange tassel finally arrived. It’s the one on the right & was made by Janet Clark from UK. The one on the left is from Doreen in Canberra. We did a swap a while ago but I wanted to photograph them together. Many thanks […]

Problem BagI made this bag to use the embroidery from my neckpiece(photo previous post) but I’m still not happy with it. I’m thinkingof cutting off part of the top panel & shaping the top edge, maybe even incorporating some machined lace on soluble fabric.Or then again, perhaps I shouldn’t waste any more time on it.Any […]

Bag with couched cord This bag fabric & couched cotton cord is from the same tray dyeing batch as the red, green & yellow fabric shown in a previous post. It doesn’t have the same detail because it is a thicker & coarser weave fabric. I finished another bag today too but haven’t photographed it […]

Tray Dyeing, silk & cottonsI accidently deleted this photo, so here it is again.

Tray Dyeing – cotton & linen mix In the last week we’ve had a few nice cool days, even some rain! so I’ve been able to work in my studio & try some of the techniques from ‘Tray Dyeing’ with mixed results. Some worked really well but others will need overdying or a second round […]

Paper towel fabric samples Following on from a previous photo of painted paper towels, I’ve done a few sample pieces layering them with PVA & including some more painting, stamping & free machine stitching.I found it easiest to do them directly onto plastic sheeting rather than the freezer paper which Tracy Bautista uses in her […]

9 Artist Trading Cards I make these when I feel like doing something small, using whatever comes to hand. they’re good for getting the ideas flowing. Dale is having a swap in Feb so will send 5 to her. It’s interesting to hear back from the artists who get them, sometimes they end up all […]