New Postcard

This is another September TIF piece. I’ve used some of the leftover bits from the last one ironed onto vilene in a log cabin design, then stitched with automatic patterns & some free machine stitching. This week has been a bit interrupted because it’s the 6 month point in my walking programme and I had […]

Another Bag

This will be the last bag for a while, I have enough to take to the gallery, so I’ll be able to switch back to dying & printing. Although I have a few non art things to attend to first. Thanks to everyone who’s commented on my blog, I try to answer people by email […]

August TIF

Well, I’m on a roll now, finished August (above) of Sharon’s Take it Further Challenge already! I really liked the colours in the photo she posted because they are colours I often use. This piece was already started when I realised it would be perfect for my TIF project. I’m back onto bag fabric after […]

July TIF

I’ve actually finished my July Take it Further Challenge on time! Mind you, still haven’t finished May or June but they are in progress. I’ve bonded the fabrics onto a background so now they just need stitching.This month I did a postcard because I did not want to use these colours for bag fabric. I […]

New post at last

It’s been a while, but here is some of my recent work. Above: a using up scraps piece where I’ve bonded assorted odd shaped fabric bits onto black iron on vilene & used rows of auto machine stitches with various threads including metallics, to decorate it. Over that: some couched yarns & strips of organza. […]

Exhibition Pieces

Today we took my parents to see the exhibitions I currently have work in. It was a lovely sunny day & we had a good lunch at the Fremantle Art Centre Cafe. These 3 from the It’s About Time exhibition have been sold which was very nice. They’re all framed in box frames except the […]


Front cover Today I finished my journal for the exhibition, hurrah! It was hard to photograph because of the light & dark areas so in places the colour is a bit washed out but you can enlarge the photo by clicking on it. This is the first book I’ve made and it was a lot […]

Easter Lillies

As Easter was early this year, our Easter lillies are actually in flower at the right time. They’re in our front garden.Hope everyone had a happy Easter. We had the usual family gathering, minus one daughter who arrived back from Japan today. Just messing about with scraps & dissolvable fabric. I should really be getting […]


These dangles are for a group project Innovatives stitches is doing as part of our exhibition in June. We’re making a large panel depicting the route taken by early Dutch sailing ships, several of which came to grief on the Western Australian coast after being blown off course.The dangles will hang along the base of […]

Machine Embroidery

I started this little panel a while ago and finished it on Saturday. It uses left over pieces of dyed fabric on a background of sun printed fabric, free machine embroidery and built in pattern stitches. I made it to fit a frame I had and it looks quite good on the wall. Joan has […]