Dyed paper towels I read about this technique in Traci Bautista’s book, Collage Unleashed, & thought I’d try it. So far I’ve only dyed the towels with some drawing inks but will explore further.In this holiday period I’m going to catch up on some of my unfinished projects. I’ve got lots of things on the […]

GiftsI made this set of cards & folder for my Sister in Law. The pink fabric was made a while ago & I jazzed it up a bit with an appliqued stitchout of rose buds done on my embroidery machine.I don’t use my machine for this type of embroidery much but they are good for […]

I’ve been making some Christmas presents. The bookcover is for my teenage niece. I was inspired by Traci Bautista’s book Collage unleashed. Fabric collage is something I’ve often done but for this, I wanted something with a bit of a punk feel to it. This is a bit more free & incorporating text is new […]

I havn’t posted for a little while. My daughter changed my blog over to beta & I had trouble working out how to post the photos. She’s in Austria, so can’t help with that. It is very easy really but it takes much longer than using Picasa to load photos. The neckpiece shown below is […]

On Saturday the Innovative stitchers, another group I’m a member of, had our final meet for the year. We all took food to share for lunch and had a useful session on organisation/time planning/brainstorming so we will all produce great work for the exhibitions coming up. One is in May & the main one we’re […]

Last Tuesday I did an embellisher (needle felting by machine) workshop taught by Dale Rollerson at her new studio, which is fantastic by the way. The samples below are some I did there and after. It was an inspiring workshop, Dale had loads of great samples & techniques to show us and my embellisher has […]