Dyeing day

Yesterday I dyed the fabric for the back of my quilt – while I had the colours mixed, I dyed a lot of smaller pieces too cottons, linen, velvet as well as some pieces of lace and ribbon. (above) Close up pics below. I used Azoic dyes which are very quick – only a couple […]

Feb Journal Quilt

I managed to get a little Napthol dyeing done last week – just blue, for a particular project. The dye was still active so I threw in lots of scrap fabric pieces to use it up. This 12″ x 12″ quilt was made from some of the dyed scrap pieces. This week I’m busy preparing […]

Good and Bad News

The bad news first: my quilt, Red Gum, was not selected for Stitched & Bound. I’m just posting the detail pic today because I will submit the quilt for other exhibitions. This time I went to the trouble and expense of professional photos but I’m not sure if that helped. I think they sharpened the […]

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, […]


I’ve been doing some Napthol dyeing this week.Above: a selection of silks and below: some cottons. The fabric will be used in pieces for the WA Fibre Textile Association members exhibition in August. The works have to be 3.5 metres long by 50 cms wide and in muted earthy colours. They will all be hung […]