Carol Wilkes workshop sample

Last week was busy as I had 2 workshops with Carol Wilkes as well as having to print my scarves.The workshops were great but I haven’t got much to show yet for the second one which was the master class. The eventual outcome will be an exhibition quality piece inspired by a photo. The photos […]

I had a good dyeing day today, these are some of the silk scarves drying. I use Napthol dyes because they’re quick and with a few colours mixed up you can get a big variety of combinations.The next step is to print the designs using a photographic silkscreen.

Cloque experimental piece

Teaching always inspires me to do more experimenting. This cloque piece is one example. It was done by using a stamped resist in combination with stitched circles of fabric with beads trapped under. The lighter circles you can see are where the fabric has not shrunk because of the resist.As I was dyeing scarves today, […]

I thought I would begin my blog by posting a few photos of some of my pieces from an exhibition called Contemporary Threads which was at Heathcote Gallery in April this year.The Thread lace scarf is free machine embroidered onto soluble fabric which is then dissolved.The wraps are made using a shrinking process called Cloque […]