March TIF

Just a day late this month. The first photo shows the front & back sections. The fabrics are all silks on a base of pellon with a layer of dyed flannelet over it. I’ve placed strips of various silks over the base with the sheer ones last. Then appliqued the flowers on top using vliesofix […]

Easter Lillies

As Easter was early this year, our Easter lillies are actually in flower at the right time. They’re in our front garden.Hope everyone had a happy Easter. We had the usual family gathering, minus one daughter who arrived back from Japan today. Just messing about with scraps & dissolvable fabric. I should really be getting […]


These dangles are for a group project Innovatives stitches is doing as part of our exhibition in June. We’re making a large panel depicting the route taken by early Dutch sailing ships, several of which came to grief on the Western Australian coast after being blown off course.The dangles will hang along the base of […]

Sculpture by the Sea 2008

Today we went to Cottesloe beach to see the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. There was some fantastic work and it’s such a great setting. I’m afraid I don’t know who the artists are, so apologies for not naming them. The giant shells are made from felt.We also had a yummy lunch at Cottesloe […]

Machine Embroidery

I started this little panel a while ago and finished it on Saturday. It uses left over pieces of dyed fabric on a background of sun printed fabric, free machine embroidery and built in pattern stitches. I made it to fit a frame I had and it looks quite good on the wall. Joan has […]

February TIF Challenge

Finished at last. A bit late but I’ve had a rotten cold which my husband was kind enough to pass on to me. I haven’t started the March challenge yet but do have some idea of what I’m doing. When I saw the colours Sharon had chosen, I was not impressed. Then I had a […]

Feb TIF in progress

Above is the first stage of my February TIF piece. I’m making fabric which will be made into bags later when I have some time. I wanted to tackle it differently this month so I decided to use the blues as the background and then apply small squares made up with the gold/brown/beige fabrics. I […]

Printing & Dyeing

Another Breakdown Print Above: a detail of my last breakdown print. The whole piece is shown below. I’ve used bubble wrap impressed onto the dye coated screen. The dye was quite thick and didn’t breakdown as quickly with printing but I quite like how this fabric turned out, the print placement is better and it […]

Swap & Cloque

ATC and PostcardThese have been sent to Susan Lenz (USA) for her Cyber Fyber project. She still wants people to be involved, find out how here. I’ll post of photo of her cards when I receive them. Cloque I’ve been doing some cloque. Above: silk painted with Napthol dyes then free machine stitched and put […]

Latest things

Block PrintThis a the test print from a printing block I cut from a plastic eraser. Very easy to cut and nice to print with. I’ll use the blue fabric in my TIF challenge piece. Fabrics made from scraps This fabric was made by stitching down scraps of various light coloured polyester fabrics onto a […]