Free form quilts in progress

This is from yesterday when I was diverted from doing exhibition work or a bird for our display at the craft fair next weekend – I like the colours but have put it away for now. Above: a previous 1 I’ve been working on – all my hand dyed & some hand printed fabrics. Have […]

screen printing deconstructed

Organza is difficult to photograph but here are a couple of pics. I have 3 different weights in handwoven Cambodian silk as well as some other silk organza. The Cambodian silk is lovely – a more open weave, which will give a nice variety when it’s all pieced together. Below: on the print table before […]

Breakdown printing

Some silk on my print table which has been breakdown printed using the screen in a previous post. It looks a lot more yellow now it has been washed out so I’ll over dye some of it but I’m reasonably happy with it. I’m doing various silks printed with gum leaves for an exhibition piece […]

Getting ready

I’ve been making some tools – varnished some wood printing blocks, squeegees and silkscreen frames. The one above has also been re-taped as well. I also mixed up some manutex and cleared off my print table and bench top. I hope tomorrow I’ll get to do some breakdown printing. It’s 1 of my favourite techniques […]

Something new

I bought a few of these coloured glass vases – this is the first cover I made – thought they might be nice for the cafe shop. What do you think? Another opened out book cover made with lots of left over pieces. 

Some studio time

I haven’t had much time in the studio lately but today I did some thermofax printing. The design was done from a photocopy of a grevillea leaf from our garden. Note the thermofax screen is taped instead of having a white plastic frame. I didn’t like using these at first – it is easier to […]

New covered sketchbooks

These are a few of the covered books I’ve been making to sell at Genesis in the Hills vegetarian cafe. They’ve been selling so well, I can’t keep up! Above: the background is made up from tiny scraps of quilt fabric and some yarns with a sheer fabric over – the heart fabric was made […]

Heat transfer dyeing workshop

Today’s workshop for Threads in the Valley ASG group. My table  Love these wooden circles – they were great for texture rubbings. The students got some great results and I think they had fun. Good use of leaves for resists

Thermofax prints

The green fabric, above, is still in progress – I made 2 thermofax screens using a print from a rolled up piece of cardboard. The print below was designed from a photo of a palm tree trunk.  When we were in Hobart, we visited the MONA (museum of old and new art) pics below. The […]

Heat transfer dyeing

I’m tutoring a Dispersal dye workshop in May. I’ve had these dyes mixed for ages so needed to test them in case I have to re-stock. They are still fine but some will need topping up. I used a fern as a resist when transferring from painted paper to the fabric. The same leaf can […]