Covered Journals & RR Fabric

I’ve been asked to do some more journals – here are the first 2. I’ll do a few more before I take them to the gallery shop. They’re a good way to use my print sample fabrics. The last RR fabric arrived last week – still deciding what I’ll do with it – perhaps some […]

Postcard & Round Robin Fabric

A quick post before we go out to lunch with friends. Above: Did this last week & gave it to my niece with her house warming gift. The background is leftover bits from my heart quilt. (previous post)Below: My layer on Susan’s fabric – Procion dye: equal parts scarlet, blue MXG & golden yellow. I […]

This week…

This is the fabric I received in the post for the round robin. Susan Purney Mark from Canada has clamp dyed it. I’m now deciding what I’ll do for the 2nd layer. I’ve dyed a few sample pieces in a similar colour so I can do a little experimenting before I jump in. Above & […]

A4 Quilts

I’ve been doing some quilting, similar technique to the blue blocks in my last post. Above: My first finished A4 quilt. This one is made from left over fabric scraps from my quilting sample pieces and was dip dyed after stitching using Napthols rather than hand painted with Procion dyes like the previous ones. I’ve […]

I’m Back

I’ve been back from Albany a couple of days and life is back to normal. We had a good week away, my workshops at the Albany Summer School seemed to go pretty well and were well received and I sold 2 of the pieces which were in the Tutors’ exhibition. One of which I have […]

New work

Front & back of a bag I finished yesterday. It uses some Napthol dyed fabrics I had, some lino printed with Permaset ink. The fabrics were then pieced and quilted with some patches appliqued on. Inside there are 2 pockets, one zipped. The green frill is silk organza. Below: a scarf I recently made with […]

Dye work

Above: some of the experimental pieces from last week, all done with procion MX dyes on cotton Most are hand painted with thin or thickened dyes, sometimes both together. One is block printed. The lines are done with thick dye squeezed from a bottle with a small nozzle. These 4 were dyed in the same […]

I’m back

I spent last week doing a wonderful & inspiring workshop at Fibres West in Bunbury. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera, but here are some of the pieces I did. The workshop was Jane Dunnewold’s ‘Complex Cloth’ & she is a great teacher. I can’t wait to get into my studio to continue the […]

Into the studio

This week I’ve managed to get into the studio to do some acid milling dyeing. These dyes are mostly used for protein fibres (wool & silk) but they are also brilliant on nylons. I had a roll of bright yellow & gold lace that I got very cheap and a friend gave me some white […]

TIF: May and June

Now I’ve finished my exhibition work, it’s time to catch up on my Take It Further Challenge pieces. I’ve decided not to be too pedantic about the chosen colours. While looking for some suitable fabrics last night I found a small collection of printed fabrics (top photo) that I had intended to put together into […]