SAQA Oceania Blog Hop

36 Oceania members of SAQA have made a 12″ x 12″ quilt for the online SAQA benefit auction so we’ve decided to do a blog hop that documents how each person went about the creation of their quilt. The auction begins on September 16 and there are more than 430 quilts to bid for – many from very […]

Catching up…

Yesterday we did the draw for Lyric Kinard’s Blog Hop giveaway of her new DVD, Thermofax 101, and the lucky winner is Emma! A DVD,generously supplied by Lyric will shorty be on the way to Emma but if you didn’t win, you can order your own copy from Lyric here. I’ve been doing an online course: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scorched Earth sold!

I went to pick up my 2 pieces from the Minnawarra Art Awards this morning and found out the quilt (above) was sold. I’m very happy someone liked it enough to buy it, but I know I underpriced it. I was in such a rush getting my entry in and had to price it before […]

In the studio & in print

I’m teaching a workshop in heat transfer dyeing this week so I needed to check my mixed up dyes were still OK. They last a long time – several years if kept in a dark place, but I still need to make sure, so I painted lots of papers and cut them up before transferring on to […]

Workshop fabrics

  Here are my fabrics from the workshop with Kerr Grabowski, batched and washed out.   The above fabric I actually did later at home. It’s another layer over a previous piece that washed out too pale. I love it now. It uses the same paper stencils as the much bigger fabric below. I think […]

Catching up

Yesterday was the second part of my Breakdown printing workshop. Above: 1 of the screens I prepared – haven’t printed it off yet. You can see some of the things I used for texture sticking out from under the screen. Below: 2 more screens. I’ve since added more to the left one. Above & below: prints […]

Breakdown printing workshop

This was a workshop demo piece from last Sunday’s workshop for WAFTA on Breakdown printing with Procion dyes. It has been washed out – the next step is to discharge some areas with deColourant then I’ll add some more dye printing. The second part of the workshop will be Sunday 5th August. I want to […]

Something new

Blue and Green Should Never be Seen… 45cms x 75cms. Strictly speaking, this isn’t really new – it was pieced more than a year ago but yesterday I finished the quilting and binding. I had a small collection of hand printed and dyed scraps left over from a series of work on the theme of […]