What I’ve been working on…

My lace hanging is done – here it’s shown on the Romeo water soluble plastic ready to be free machine embroidered. The circles were made first and stitched to Romeo to hold them in place. Then the areas in between the circles were embroidered in a marathon effort yesterday (finshed at 11.30pm) and the whole piece […]

New Textile Art Classes

I’m doing some teaching for a craft group called Canning Vale Crafting on Thursday mornings at 9.30 – 11.30am. Its at the Southern Districts Alliance Church cnr of Warton Road and Garden Street, Canning Vale. The cost is only $10 per session, so if you would like to learn free machine embroidery this is a great […]


A week or so ago our local branch of the Australian Sewing Guild ran a bag making workshop with Kay Platts.We had a fun day and came away with a few interesting patterns & techniques to try as well as the bag we worked on in the workshop – mine above. My daughter said it […]

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 […]

Quilting adventures

A few posts ago I showed some dyed fabrics for 2 Lisa Walton workshops I was doing. Above is the result so far from the 1st one: Beneath the Surface. It will be a while before I get it finished as I’m busy with other things but I wanted to get it to the stage […]

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 […]


Here are a couple of my canvases (theme of Ten) for the DW exhibition – the top one: 10 Leaves, I photographed before sealing the silk paper background and I may also change the finish on a couple of the copper leaves. Below: is finished apart from the hanging wire. It has 10 cut out […]

What’s new

Screen print with a soy wax stencil Tin print with mono printing over Machine embroidered panel: free motion stitched, heat gunned, cut up and re-assembled. Not finished yet. This started as a sun print, but the sun disappeared too early so I printed over with more of my plastic thingys (made from milk bottle plastic) […]