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: […]

A little gelli plate printing

I had a quick printing session in the studio this morning before it got too hot. I also bought a Getting Started with the Gelli Plate mini workshop from Julie Fei Fan Balzer which I thought was worthwhile and good value. I watched most of it last night but will need to watch it again […]

book covers and more

I finished these yesterday, they are for the Craft fair at Mia Flora Garden Centre and caf√©, Brookton Highway, Roleystone on Sunday 27th October. I tried my new stencil in my sketchbook and on fabric – quite pleased with it. Below: a new thermofax screen made from a photo of fallen leaves from our perssimon tree. The […]

sketchbook pages, monoprinting

When I have some leftover paint, I like to add some colour and pattern to my sketchbook. The last 2 pics above are a monoprinting technique featured on Design Matters TV as 1 of their free tasters. I was familiar with the technique but had forgotten about it. They give a very good demo and […]

More new work

  Block print and hand painting on linen. Below: sequin waste used as a stencil over background print. Journal pages: various stencil and print techniques. Some of my small framed textile works. Glass makes it hard to photograph. This machine embroidered fabric collage on a thermofax printed background is now framed too. Sketchbook cover with appliqued […]

What’s new

Screen print with a soy wax stencil Tin print with mono printing over Machine embroidered panel: free motion stitched, heat gunned, cut up and re-assembled. Not finished yet. This started as a sun print, but the sun disappeared too early so I printed over with more of my plastic thingys (made from milk bottle plastic) […]

Christmas swap & a workshop

This is the gorgeous Christmas decoration I received from Suzanne. On the back (below) she’s hand embroidered part of the chorus from the Christmas carol: We Three Kings of Orient Are. I’m very impressed – its beautifully done and I love it – thankyou Suzanne! Yesterday I tutored a workshop for the 84 Group on […]

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 […]