We had a great open studio arts trail!

A big thank you to all the lovely people who visited our open studio during the arts trail. We enjoyed meeting you all & everyone was so friendly, positive and happy to be out and about. Here are a few photos. A few of my recent makes for the open studio:

A recently completed quilt

Hills Garden 40 x 40cms I like to make small collections of my hand printed and dyed fabrics – some are experimental, some offcuts, some just precious pieces. It often takes a quite a long time before the collection becomes a ‘something’! The leaf prints in the quilt above, were done when we lived in Kalgoorlie […]

Getting ready for our open studio event in September

I’ve been busy getting work done for the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail that starts on September 11th. This year I’ll be in my own studio which I’m sharing with Mo Waltersdorf who also does textiles & mixed media but different to mine. I am preparing a new area to display our work – […]

Christmas Greetings

Christmas seems to have come up very quickly this year & I’m not well prepared! Lucky I’m not hosting anything but I did manage to make my present for the family secret Santa – a tote bag made of upholstery fabrics that had been gifted to me. I tutored some print workshops recently for a […]

Open Studio update

I’m a little late with this, but want to thank everyone who visited our studio during the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail this September. It was a great success with many visitors & sales.

It’s open Studio time again

The Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail starts this Friday 6th September. We’re open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until September 22nd from 10am – 4pm. I’ll be located at Irene Young’s studio with my textile pieces, while she will be showing her beautiful bird paintings. We are looking forward to lots of visitors! You can […]

New work

These 2 stitched brooches are my entries for Brooching the Subject at Timeless Textiles Gallery in Newcastle. Online voting is now open so you can see all the wonderful brooches and vote for your favourite here: https://timelesstextiles.com.au. Earlier this year I undertook a challenge to print 5 large silk scarves for a travelling exhibition, Print […]

New Year – New Start?

2018 wasn’t one of my best years – I feel I’ve been relatively unproductive. I chose not to do the open studio art trail because I didn’t know how my father would be and I also was getting burnt out producing things to sell, even contemplating retirement! My father is now in aged care after […]

A new quilt finished…

Working title: Weathered and Worn. The quilt is 30 x 50cms and will be my entry in One Red Thread 2018, an exhibition held in August as part of the Berry Quilting Retreat in Berry NSW. The others photos show the piece in progress. It’s made from old tea towels that were very worn & […]

A busy time

I’ve been busy with the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail & now getting ready for the above event in Kalamunda. The open studio event  went really well – lots of visitors who seemed to be enjoying themselves & also good sales. I shared my studio with Sue Doorey who makes the bags on the […]