August’s colour is brown

┬áLeaf & bark litter We’ve now gone through the colours of the rainbow but the challenge continues. Here is my collection of brown images for this month’s Roy G Biv. To see more & links to other blogs taking part, go to Julie B Booth’s blog here & Jennifer Coyne Qudeen’s blog here.

April’s colour is Green!

It’s time for ROY G BIV again & the 4th colour of the rainbow is Green. My photos all show Australian flora. The first 3 were taken at Piney Lakes, where textile group, Designing Women meet – they will be used for a project we’re doing for an exhibition later this year.       […]

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 […]

Spring is almost here

Donkey orchids are among the early wildflowers in our area – we saw these – part of a large clump on the side of the road while walking around our suburb. Macracarpa also seen on our walk, native to WA but not here. The red flowers are about 1.5 to 2″ across when they come out. […]

Heat transfer dyeing blues & Autumn garden pics

I was given lots of fabric pieces, lace and abandoned projects from my M.I.L’s huge collection. A lot were offcuts of synthetic dressmaking fabrics which were suitable for heat transfer dyeing. The pic shows some after dyeing. They were all white to begin with – some were done by heat transferring from painted papers while […]

Bromeliad flower

This is the first time a Bromeliad has flowered in our garden but there is another one on the way now. They were given to us by Jennie Abbott, well known WA textile artist. I had no idea the flowers would be so gorgeous. I have been rather busy helping out my parents and looking after my DH […]

Journal cover

  I’ve been experimenting with techniques from Sherrill Kahn’s book ‘Creative Mixed Media’. The round embellishment on the right side of the embroidery is made from a painted cotton makeup pad. The yarns are glued on with matte medium. Front cover   Inside cover   Hair gel resist printed     brushed, cotton under-layer left, silk […]

New thermofax prints

This design was done with a chisel point marker pen which I found worked well to make a thermofax screen. I like the design – can see it will be useful. I think I’ll make another one at a different scale to use with it. The artwork for the flower screen below was drawn with […]

Not much art happening here

I like to do some craft projects over summer – decided to make this piece into a cushion after finding a cushion insert while sorting out my store room. The wall quilt below came about because I wanted to use the embroidery unit on my machine. It hadn’t been used for more than a year. I bought it […]