I’m in print!

Above: the last covered sketchbook for the year. Below: Embellish (a newish Australian textile magazine) asked me to to write an article on how I did the fringe on my scarf which won 2nd prize in a competition they ran earlier this year. Well, Fabulous Fringes & Embellished Edgings is published so I’m now in […]

More covered journals & exhibtion pics

Left: Journal fabric hand painted with procion dyes & stitched. Right: fabric scraps bonded to background with fibres and metal leaf flakes trapped under a layer of organza then stitched. The flower is appliqued on top. Above: opened out journal made from dyed fabric pieces with stitching and an ATC on the front. Designing Women’s […]

New covered sketchbooks

I was asked to do some more of these for a gallery shop. These are the first 4. They were photographed tonight so the colours might be slightly off but I’m going to take them in tomorrow and won’t have time then. Top: commercial fabrics pieced and stitched with some block printing and beaded braid […]

Garden & new work

We’ve been enjoying gorgeous Spring weather (although we need more rain) so I was prompted to take a couple of garden pics.Top is looking down towards the vegie garden which is shown below. A new covered notebook using one of my recent prints. This will be a surprize for someone soon. Another breakdown print – […]

New Stuff

Lace flower free machine embroidered on sticky soluble. 19 x 20cms Not sure what I’ll do with this – maybe it needs to part of a larger piece. New covered journals made from my printed/painted fabrics. Work in progress: it still needs quite a bit more stitching. I’m making it to fit a frame I […]

Journal cover, gifts and a swap

I finished this sketchbook cover yesterday. ( opened out above and closed below) Not my usual colours but I’m happy with it.I’m teaching two workshops in Bunbury soon, one is called From Trash to Treasure, which is about creating things from leftover scraps of fabric, yarns, ect. so I thought I would get some examples […]

This week …

2 new covered journals – the top one is a collage of various hand printed cotton fabric pieces with a heat transfer printed ribbon and the flower motif is a digitised design which I’ve extended by using scrunched and frayed fabrics.Below: polyester satin fabric – heat transfer dyed & stitched. The centre panel is a […]

Covered Journal

This fabric was one of my Procion dye samples done on calico with a sponge brush, a round sponge stamp for the yellow circles, then stamped over with a sea sponge in a darker blue. I bonded it to felt and stitched over the design before making it into a book cover. I’ve been busy […]

More bookcovers

Today I took 9 of these to the gallery. The butterfly & heart ones I had done a while ago but the other 3 with the ATCs are new. The fabrics were made using dye, paint, block print, and stitch. I always have a pile of various fabric pieces that I’ve done which come in […]

Covered notebooks & bag

Just finished these but I’ll be doing a few more as the gallery shop where I sell some of my work has asked me for more things suitable for Christmas gifts. They are quite quick to make, I used some ATCs left over from a swap and some of my printed fabric pieces. the tulip […]