Fabric samplesSome of the pieces in these 2 photos are recent & some are older. For the sun dyeing below, I’ve used Dala textile paints except for the silk one, (spirals) which is Setacolour silk paint. I’ve used lace, leaves, shapes and threads for the images.The top photo shows some fabric painting techniques as well […]

Postcard & ATCDoreen has received these now so I’ve put them on my blog.The postcard features a face made of Delight air dry clay which Doreen made & very generously sent to me along with some unpainted ones & some moulded texture pieces so I could see if they were suitable for a project I […]

Make 5, Take 5, ATCsThe top photo is 2 of my latest ATCs.Below are the ATCs I received in the mail from Dale‘s swap. From top left: Ms T by Sara Hansson, Elizabeth Roberts, Fiona Lindsay, Joy Smith & Carolyn Greig. Many thanks to the artists for sharing their work. It is a pleasure to […]

Cottesloe Beach, Sculpture by the Sea

Sculture by the seaThursday we went to Cottesloe Beach to see the scultures by the sea. There was some fantastic pieces from a variety of artists in a great setting. It’s only on until Sunday. Then to the Fremantle Art Centre, where we had lunch at the cafe & saw another very interesting exhibition featuring […]

Chenille Scarf As promised, the photo of the scarf after dyeing. It was rather insipid before, I think it’s much richer looking now. I’ve used Napthol dyes & it’s rayon fabric.Our Sunday 84 Group workshop on the Mobius strip was great, Annie had some fantastic finished pieces to inspire us, everything from wraps to hairbands […]

This week’s bag This was started last year but finally finished this week. I used the basic method fromElli Woodsford’s book ‘Designer Machine embroidery & Textile Decoration’ & my own style of fabric collage. I was pleased with the way it turned out although I would do the lining differently if I did another one.I […]

Socks from ReneeThese socks were a lovely surprise from my daughter in Austria.She sent a package for my husband Wayne’s birthday which included 2 pairs of her handknitted socks, one for me & one for Kathleen, my other daughter. I’m so impressed with her knitting skills especially as she taught herself. They are very comfortable […]

Bookcover Finally, the bookcover I finished last week. The background fabric was a very faded pair of light blue jeans. I flicked blue & magenta acrylic paint over the fabric and then used it to try some fabric paint & stamping techniques. Then cut it up, reassembled the pieces, stitched them onto a backing fabric […]

More ATCs Hopefully this is a better photo. I’m having a few failures with my photography lately, I need to learn how to use my camera properly. I finished a notebook cover today but the photos I took were all out of focus although my camera has auto focus. Oh well, try again tommorrow.Yes, I […]