Saturday, 11 November 2017

Spoonflower Shop

Some of my designs are now available as fabric, gift wrap, wallpaper and home furnishings on Spoonflower. Shop HERE

Friday, 27 October 2017

Landers Fabric Design

Here's my latest fabric design. This week the competition was for an abstract repeat in a limited colour palette. Vote here.

This one was inspired by some of my sketchbook experiments.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Beautiful Beef - Vote Now

My latest fabric design "Beautiful Beef" is in the Farm Tea Towel Challenge. Vote  now!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Candy Leaves - Vote for Me!

I'm having a go at the Spoonflower fabric design competition. This week it is botanical block prints. I designed this using my own hand carved lino cut gum leaf. Please vote for me!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

A Walk in the Hills - Exhibition

If you're anywhere near Perth Hills in the next few weeks do pop in and see this great exhibition at the Zig Zag gallery in Kalamunda. This is NOT your boring old cross stitch. There are vases melted together with a soldering iron (mine), machine stitching on paper, metal and even flyscreen wire and tree bark. There will be a life-size forest of textile trees, hand and machine embroidery and lots of other amazing things. Catch it if you can until 22nd October.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Studio Spring Clean

The art room has gotten into a terrible mess. Fabrics and scraps littered over every surface including the floor, screen prints taking over the drying rack and half finished experiments everywhere. I took about 12 hours to clean it up again, add some more storage furniture and sort out all the scraps. Here is the before and after:

Before - That table on the right is supposed to be for cutting fabric on!

After with all the scraps sorted

The painting area covered in paint, prints and stencils.

After - wow you can see the floor!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Colour of Music

My challenge quilt "The Colour of Music" is now finished with echo quilting around the figure and free motion quilting on the face and clothes.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Colour of Music - Quilt Top

The quilt top for my challenge is just about finished. I've added this quote by Maria Christina Mena. Next I will add the quilting...

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Deconstructed Screen Prints Again!

There were a few scraps of dye left at the bottom of the jar to use up on a few more screen prints. It's amazing how far it goes! These are all on paper. There are a couple of fabric ones still drying so there's going to be a least one more post for you before I go onto something else.

Rainbow Dyes

I had a tiny amount of fabric left so I used up the last scraps with some hand dyeing.

Friday, 1 September 2017

The Colour of Music - Work in Progress

I'm working on this small quilt for our group challenge.

First I drew the girl and shaded her with Neocolour II crayons (see below). I activated the colour with textile medium. The piano piece was painted separately using acrylics. The head will be sewn and cut out and mounted on a rainbow background.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Printed Papers

I've used up about 20m of fabric with deconstructed screen printing and I have no more left. I had some left over print paste so I went for it on paper. This time I tried drawing on the screen with a medicine syringe filled with print paste. I love it! I used up all my release paste and I have 2 screens left to go, so another batch is ready for tomorrow so there will be another post on this soon.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Not MORE Prints!

Just a few more deconstructed screen prints for you.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Photo Manipulation

Today we went to the botanic gardens to photograph flowers. I've played with the posterize tool in PhotoShop. I love the bright colours and painterly effect. I hope to think of a way to incorporate these into an art piece.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Few More Prints

Here's a few more deconstructed screen prints. They are not coming out as bright as I would like so I have a few more experiments to do. Watch this space.