Breakdown printing workshop – students’ fabric

Here’s me talking about deColourant discharging gel. I had 12 participants in my workshop – while it was about breakdown printing, we did some other printing techniques too.The following pics are work from my students who produced some great fabric. I can’t remember all of who did what so I’ll only give names if I know them. […]

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 […]

Quilting adventures

A few posts ago I showed some dyed fabrics for 2 Lisa Walton workshops I was doing. Above is the result so far from the 1st one: Beneath the Surface. It will be a while before I get it finished as I’m busy with other things but I wanted to get it to the stage […]

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 […]

Black Cockatoos, Pin Cushion Hakea & Fibres West

I usually take a photo of our Pin Cushion Hakea at this time of year – this year it’s particularly good. We’re having lovely Autumn weather at the moment so have been enjoying the garden while I recover. Below: So have these magnificent black cockatoos. Hard to get a good photo of them – this […]

New beads and fabric

While I was making this flower screen for the winner of my thermofax giveaway, I decided to do one for me too and do some prints from it. Above: printed on a dyed and discharged fabric with some hand painting added to bring out the flowers a little more. Printed on another dyed and discharged […]

Print & dye workshop

Had an enjoyable time on Saturday, tutoring a workshop on scrunch layer dyeing, sun printing, discharging, shiva sticks & various print techniques with a group of hard working ATASDA ladies at our local learning centre. Above: a couple of my demo pieces – left: a thermofax print and right: a sunprint which I have overprinted […]

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 […]

I’m in print!

Above: the last covered sketchbook for the year. Below: Embellish (a newish Australian textile magazine) asked me to to write an article on how I did the fringe on my scarf which won 2nd prize in a competition they ran earlier this year. Well, Fabulous Fringes & Embellished Edgings is published so I’m now in […]

Procion dye work

Some more sample pieces from my recent work with dyes. Top is hand painted & below: mono & roller printed. Below: screen printed and lines applied with squeeze bottle. A few silk hand dyes, all done in the same container – the dark ones are organza. A recipe for this method (Cram jar dyeing) is […]