It's been a busy week. Dying lots of embroidery threads and making good progress on the veil. Even managed to fit in some socialising with friends and checked out a local textile exhibition. The size of the veil is daunting and repetitive stitching can be a boring process but 'boredom' hadn't entered my head when [...]
Just over 2 years ago I started a project for a wall hanging. It was to be made 3 dimensional with only stitched thread. After experimenting with stitches and exploring themes this project very quickly became MUCH bigger and a LOT more complicated than I thought. So for 2 years I have doodled, experimented and [...]
I am hosting a Christmas Art Sale on Dec 6th & Dec 7th 11am - 4pm. If your local do stop by and say hello and check out the wonderful artwork and meet the artists.
In between stitching sea urchins, I have finally got myself re-united with my books! I have been looking for storage to go in the alcove either side of my fireplace. My original plan was lower cupboards and open shelves above. Since the renovation I realised this wouldn't work. Every off the shelf solution I have [...]
17 Years ago I was designing my Final collection to complete my HND in fashion design. Inspired by India... I love the rich colours, textures and patterns found in India. For the collection I focused my designs on the colours, patterns and my favourite...dart manipulation The pictures below are the final designs completed, on professional [...]
I started to re-read the secret garden in the summer of 2009. I finished it in 2012...I definitely don't give myself much reading time! I thought when I began reading it I would be inspired by the story to create some kind of embroidery and thought it would 'speak' to me whilst reading it. Once [...]
So my always faithful Sewing machine demanded retirement in Dec. I knew the day was coming and had already been looking at potential replacements. After some research I decided an industrial machine would be best for me. Reason 1 is speed, when I create my stitched thread cloth I am limited in size because of [...]
I won my first ever competition! I enter quite a few competitions but the one I won was a prize I REALLY wanted to win. The prize was $5000 of California Closets to re-do my studio. Woohooo! My space has always been very functional and storage has been portable ready to take with me on workshops [...]