Prints and more

Some of my demo pieces from the heat transfer workshop – above was a fairly random arrangement of torn painted papers and resists (fern leaves & yarn) which were heat transferred onto delustred satin – came out surprisingly well! In this sample, a lace doyley was used as the resist. The paper (right) was painted, glad […]

Wongan Hills trip

This silk scarf was done last year but I hadn’t photographed it before. It’s crepe d’chine, breakdown printed with Procion dyes. The texture object used to make the screen was the rubber doormat outside my studio door. The silk/cotton scarf below, has been on my blog when in progress – it’s another breakdown print with […]

I’m in print!

Above: the last covered sketchbook for the year. Below: Embellish (a newish Australian textile magazine) asked me to to write an article on how I did the fringe on my scarf which won 2nd prize in a competition they ran earlier this year. Well, Fabulous Fringes & Embellished Edgings is published so I’m now in […]

Swaps received

6 ATCs received today from a no theme swap run by the Aus/NZ Art Quilters Yahoo Group. The makers are: Sylvia Orlando, Sue Thomas, Sharon Andrews, Karen Dean, L Clarke & Dorothy Faithful.The ATC far right (which came yesterday) is from Ruby from the UK who is 8 years old.Thanks everyone, they’re all lovely! This […]

Scarf finished

Yay! I finished my scarf for the competition today. I’ll just show the corner in case there are any restrictions on publishing pics. It’s silk pongee, dyed and printed with Napthols and it has cut out areas which were stitched using soluble vilene (541) as was the fringe. I’m happy with it but we’ll see […]

Back to work

Daughter Renee returned to Japan last week. We will miss her but hope she can visit again in May. So now there’s no excuse – back to work for me. I’m entering a scarf competition where you receive a white paj silk scarf and embellish it how ever you like. Below: an experimental one I […]

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 […]