What I’m working on

I’ve added some stitching & beads to my little felt piece – not quite finished yet. The green one is one of my new ones but I think it only needs a little stitching. This fabric collage is finished for now. I took it along to the ATASDA meeting for some feedback – the advice […]

Holey Moley: Layers

In between other work I managed to get a sample done yesterday (top) for Holey Moley, an online course I’m doing. This month’s topic is Layers and the top layer is a piece of knitting stitched onto panne velvet then burnt with the heat gun. This technique is covered by the course too but I […]

Scarf finished

Yay! I finished my scarf for the competition today. I’ll just show the corner in case there are any restrictions on publishing pics. It’s silk pongee, dyed and printed with Napthols and it has cut out areas which were stitched using soluble vilene (541) as was the fringe. I’m happy with it but we’ll see […]

Back to work

Daughter Renee returned to Japan last week. We will miss her but hope she can visit again in May. So now there’s no excuse – back to work for me. I’m entering a scarf competition where you receive a white paj silk scarf and embellish it how ever you like. Below: an experimental one I […]

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 […]

Holey Moley & rejected quilt

Above: my latest piece from an online course I’m doing run by Dale (The Thread Studio) called Holey Moley. It’s done on heat transfer printed felt. The squares were joined by machine stitching, then the 6 small squares were appliqued on. The triangular holes were cut out then stitched around and across and I used […]

Maggie Grey’s Workshop

I had a great time at Maggie’s workshop on Tuesday. She’s an excellent and generous teacher, sharing many of her techniques. It was great to meet her and see some of her work from the books. (I think I have most of them!)Thanks Doreen for sending me the photo above. From the left: me, Jo-Anne, […]

Innovative Stitches – Serendipity W/S

All pieces from Jenni Abbott’s workshop. The very bottom sample in the last pic was done at the workshop, the others, I’ve done later. The top piece was done last year & I’ve added Jennie’s techniques to it. You can see the progression in the first 3 photos.

Another Bloom

Above is another flower for the school exhibtion which will also go in a box frame. This one is free machined on net & soluble, then cut out and moulded over a small bowl. I’ve applied some beads in the centre. Last Saturday I went to a Designing Women meeting where we did a tassel […]

2 Brooches

Above: this brooch is made from fabric with fast 2 fuse in between and it’s embellished with stamped embossing powder. I’ve stitched a cord on to finish the edges. This one is made from brass shim which was embossed using a ball point pen, coloured with sharpie markers then free machine stitched onto a felt […]