The winner is…

Well, we did the draw for my giveaway tonight. I wrote all the names on pieces of paper put them in a container and my husband drew out Joy V‘s name – congratulations Joy. The fabric below was printed with the thermofax screen design which is part of the prize package. Thank you to everyone […]

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 […]

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 […]

some new pics

These are some of the fabrics I printed with my thermofax screens at the recent craft fair in Claremont. I sold some screens and caught up with many people I knew so it was good to have the opportunity to be there as a guest artist of The Thread Studio. Below: isn’t this cute – […]

Exhibition

Our exhibition invitations have arrived – the front above. It’s at our local vegetarian restaurant, opening 30th July. So I’m frantically busy trying to get things finished and some framed. It will be a mix of new and some older work. The weekend after, I’ll be at the Craft Fair at Claremont Showgrounds from Friday […]

Low relief screen printing

I read an article by Marie-Therese Wisniowski in the latest Embellish magazine on this process and had to try it out. She describes it as being similar to deconstructed screen printing but using textile printing inks instead of dyes. (of course you can’t leave the inks to dry on the screen as you do with […]

New thermofax screen designs

Some test prints with my new design: Grevillea Leaf – for the smaller A5 frame.For more information see the thermofax tab at the top of this page. A couple of breakdown prints using Procion dyes on cotton. I tutored a workshop for our local group of the Australian Sewing Guild yesterday: Brilliant Colour on Synthetic […]

Getting back to work

Here are my 2 latest journal quilts, the applique on the 1st quilt was designed by folding a piece of paper in 4, cutting out a design, opening it out and using the resulting paper shape as a pattern. Both the background and the applique fabrics were made from scrap pieces, bonding and stitching. The […]