Something new

Blue and Green Should Never be Seen… 45cms x 75cms. Strictly speaking, this isn’t really new – it was pieced more than a year ago but yesterday I finished the quilting and binding. I had a small collection of hand printed and dyed scraps left over from a series of work on the theme of […]

New work

I’ve got to get 4 12″ x 12″ quilts finished very soon for the Aust/NZ Art Quilt Yahoo group. The theme is other countries – this one is New Zealand, inspired by it’s greenness and lush ferns. I’ve finished Japan, Brazil and well on the way to getting Morocco done. The group is having an […]

Printing with dye

The week before Chrismas was quite productive – I had some mixed up Procion dyes that I wanted to use so spent 3 days printing with some good results. The 2 pics are on the print table, before curing and washing out but I have since done that. Top is a breakdown print and below, […]

Christmas goodies & swaps

Exciting mail today from another of Judy’s generous blog giveaways – thanks so much Judy! Not much happening here in the way of art lately but I went to Trudi Pollard’s exhibition opening at Genesis in the Hills last Saturday. Some great work on show and I bought one of her framed pieces. Its only […]

Fibres West: my students’ work

Here are a few of Fay’s photos featuring student work done in my recent Mark Making on Cloth workshop. They got some great results, especially since none of them had tried deconstructed screen printing before – although some were experienced at printing and dye techniques. I hope I have some pieces from everyone here. (Lorna […]

GIFTED and more

I’ve been invited to take part in ‘Gifted’, Sunday November 13th, It will be an opportunity to purchase gorgeous, handcrafted gifts (or treat yourself) from some of WA’s textile artists. I’ll have my thermofax screens with some new designs, printed/dyed fabrics, scarves, covered journals etc. Hope to see you there! Embellish Magazine ran an art […]

Going back

I’m getting ready for Fibres West at the moment and 1 of the things I have to do is prepare a 15 minute slide show of my work. All of the pics in this post are from more than 10 years ago when I was a student at Curtin University. They were slides which I’ve […]

New work

Thermofax print – same screens as used on the silk scarf a couple of posts ago – this is Permaset on cotton. Below: last Sunday I did a workshop tutored by textile artist extraordinaire: Elizabeth Morley at our local Australian Sewing Guild group. We all made a leaf brooch and tried some of Elizabeth’s methods […]

Dyeing up a storm

These are just some of the hand dyed farics I’ve been doing over the past couple of days. Both Procions and Napthols, they are for 2 quilt workshops I’m doing with Lisa Walton at the end of May. Another test print from a new thermofax screen – not my own design this time – from […]

New purses & winners

I found the video instructions on this easy way to do zippered purses on Colouricious’s Youtube channel and thought it would be a good way to use some scrap fabrics – here are the first 3.  My DH did the draw for my thermofax giveaway yesterday after I made sure I had the right number […]