Tray Dyeing – cotton & linen mix In the last week we’ve had a few nice cool days, even some rain! so I’ve been able to work in my studio & try some of the techniques from ‘Tray Dyeing’ with mixed results. Some worked really well but others will need overdying or a second round […]

Paper towel fabric samples Following on from a previous photo of painted paper towels, I’ve done a few sample pieces layering them with PVA & including some more painting, stamping & free machine stitching.I found it easiest to do them directly onto plastic sheeting rather than the freezer paper which Tracy Bautista uses in her […]

9 Artist Trading Cards I make these when I feel like doing something small, using whatever comes to hand. they’re good for getting the ideas flowing. Dale is having a swap in Feb so will send 5 to her. It’s interesting to hear back from the artists who get them, sometimes they end up all […]

Dyed paper towels I read about this technique in Traci Bautista’s book, Collage Unleashed, & thought I’d try it. So far I’ve only dyed the towels with some drawing inks but will explore further.In this holiday period I’m going to catch up on some of my unfinished projects. I’ve got lots of things on the […]

GiftsI made this set of cards & folder for my Sister in Law. The pink fabric was made a while ago & I jazzed it up a bit with an appliqued stitchout of rose buds done on my embroidery machine.I don’t use my machine for this type of embroidery much but they are good for […]

I’ve been making some Christmas presents. The bookcover is for my teenage niece. I was inspired by Traci Bautista’s book Collage unleashed. Fabric collage is something I’ve often done but for this, I wanted something with a bit of a punk feel to it. This is a bit more free & incorporating text is new […]

I havn’t posted for a little while. My daughter changed my blog over to beta & I had trouble working out how to post the photos. She’s in Austria, so can’t help with that. It is very easy really but it takes much longer than using Picasa to load photos. The neckpiece shown below is […]

On Saturday the Innovative stitchers, another group I’m a member of, had our final meet for the year. We all took food to share for lunch and had a useful session on organisation/time planning/brainstorming so we will all produce great work for the exhibitions coming up. One is in May & the main one we’re […]