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 […]

Some thermofax printing

 These prints are over the top of  previous sample pieces, now I think they are usable fabrics with some depth from the layering. The small hand drawn circles were my first thermofax screen – still holding up well. The larger circles are more recent screens. Below: my print table cover – it’s starting to look […]

Tasmania

We’ve just returned from 2 week’s holiday in Tasmania. The photos are from 2 gardens we visited in Hobart and Deloraine. I have a bit of a thing about cactuses, love these ones in their pots. We had a great time, rented a car and saw parts of Tassie that we missed last time, including […]

Sculpture by the Sea 2014

Monday we made our annual visit to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, which is always worth seeing. You can see it was a beautiful day – not too hot and we also had a delicious fresh fish lunch at the Cottesloe Hotel. These are my collection of photos – I haven’t added most of the artists names but […]

New Toy

This is my new Brother Scan n Cut machine. I bought it a couple of weeks ago – had been thinking about it for a while, then received a 40% off voucher from spotlight so that made my mind up! I’ve played with it a little, cutting paper, card stock and drafting film – so […]

Quilt and a sketchbooking online course.

This is my quilt, Roses are Red… made for ‘Living Colour’ but not selected again (detail below) Oh well – try again next year! The main red fabric is wool, screen printed with thickened acid milling dyes. The print was from my charcoal drawing which I made into a photographic stencil. The rose leaves were printed […]

A little gelli plate printing

I had a quick printing session in the studio this morning before it got too hot. I also bought a Getting Started with the Gelli Plate mini workshop from Julie Fei Fan Balzer which I thought was worthwhile and good value. I watched most of it last night but will need to watch it again […]