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Quick IPad Cover

I've just upgraded my iPad in time for my trip to Morocco. AsĀ it is a new model there weren't many choices available for a cover and paying nearly $200 for a leather sleeve which looked like plastic was just silly. I was going to use a bit of felt as a temporary measure for the [...]

By |2017-08-23T19:50:37+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Blog|

Indigo Hexagons

I am making samples for my Indigo Shibori & Beyond workshop where we make lots of beautiful fabrics and then make something with them. I decided to make some hexagons although I have never been a fan of the pretty Grandmothers Garden type of quilt. I admire the work and I quite like the actual [...]

By |2017-07-30T18:23:47+00:00July 30th, 2017|Blog, Indigo & Shibori|

Indigo and Stencilling

I have just returned from a two day workshop with Bryan Whitehead on Indigo and Katazome stencilling. I thought I knew a bit about indigo but listening to Bryan talk about his 20+ year journey through the intricacies of Indigo dyeing I knew I had not touched the surface of knowledge about this incredible plant [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:16:41+00:00July 26th, 2017|Blog|

Review – Deborah Louie – Online Machine Quilting Class

I was recently asked to review Deborah Louie's new online class. https://youtu.be/vEYJxd9WkH0 Deb is a renowned award winning Australian machine quilter. She quilts on domestic machines and her teaching schedule is constantly booked out. I have watched her teach and demonstrate many times and am always impressed at how easy she makes it all [...]

By |2017-05-14T08:14:27+00:00May 14th, 2017|Blog|

Solo Exhibition

I have realised I didn't do a post about my exhibition. I've done an article for Down Under Textiles magazine which will come out in August. I posted a video but it was a bit wobbly so I've revised it and posted it on You Tube or you can watch it here. I have [...]

By |2017-11-06T14:31:29+00:00April 13th, 2017|Blog|

Cityscape Workshop

A quilt that just sort of grew out of nothing is now a really fun workshop. It combines a few different techniques to create an original cityscape White fabric is painted with good quality fabric paints in a landscape type colour scheme. Once painted the fabric is stitched into a tube and then cut into [...]

By |2017-02-27T09:43:58+00:00February 27th, 2017|Blog|

Continuing the Tradition

One of the highlights of my recent Japan Tour was a visit to the monthly market at the Kitano Tenmangu Temple which is held on the 25th of each month. I love scrambling around flea markets so a Japanese version was going to be an incredible adventure. There was of course a fabulous range [...]

By |2017-02-13T16:01:06+00:00February 13th, 2017|Blog|

Quilt Labels

I hate doing labels - even more than trying to work out Artist Statements but over the years I have come up with a quick and simple method I used to do a nice little block in Word with my name , country and date and even remembered to leave room for the name of [...]

By |2017-02-06T11:12:31+00:00February 6th, 2017|Blog|

Book Making

I'm a great fan of Linda and Laura Kemshall who produce Design Matters TV This is a subscription service and they produce high quality videos every week. I've been a subscriber for years and look forward to their wide variety of topics every week. Laura recently demonstrated making small books from scratch and I [...]

By |2017-01-14T08:01:48+00:00January 13th, 2017|Blog|

Treasure Trove

You never know what you will find to help you on your artistic journey unless you look outside the obvious We were in a distinctly Korean area yesterday and were drawn to this shop by what I thought was a ginormous steamer. Apparently it is actually an oven but I've no idea how it is [...]

By |2017-01-05T15:50:01+00:00January 5th, 2017|Blog|