Creating new techniques in Textile Art

Goodness me. Sometimes I hit a stumbling block in my creative expression. I'm trying to work out an easier technique for  project. Now I'm 3 samples down and maybe it will work… I don't know!! Its frustrating at times. The problem is that I'm creating a technique which I want  to be entirely my own…

Test piece done.

I finished the quilting on the image and the quilting of the background is 3/4 finished. Black on black, even in straight lines, its a bit hard. So I'm stopping until tomorrow.   I'm happy with the results. Its a test piece, and I hope to have some students in the studio to go through…

Cheese cloth portraits, and experiment.

Up a little later this morning, I'm confused, I thought it was Monday… No, its Sunday, we had a public holiday on Thursday and I'm out of kilter. This morning I'm experimenting with two new things, techniques, whatever you like to call them. I had this image of a wooden statue. I found it in…

Catching up on projects.

The day began very early…or was it just that I didn't sleep well? I was out in the studio at 4.00 and found myself emotional watching the Dawn Service for ANZAC day. The studio was in desperate need of a tidy. I can't work in a mess and somehow projects had begun to pile up….

Photo Journal Australasian Quilt Conference.

I've been working in the shed all day, going from one thing to another like a mad thing. I've added a photo journal of some of the quilts and things I viewed at The Australasian Quilt Conference. I will add more over the next couple of days. Please respect the quilt makers by not reproducing…

Textiles, Treasures and Interesting things.

We walked a lot yesterday, and I'm feeling the painful results today. Its not the walking its carrying the heavy backpack and camera that affects the muscles. I did  a photo journal of interesting things I saw as I walked yesterday. It covers Textiles, Textures and interesting images. We're visiting the Victorian Art Gallery today…

Another day in Melbourne. It promises to be a super day. The sun is shining, the air is clear and its the last day of the Australasian Quilt Festival. Winners last night were Best of Australia Rachelle Denneny with Golden Ivory. And the Rajah award for service to Australian Quilting was Jenny Bowker. I featured…

A Quieter day today,

English: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne shed B (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A banner on a wall for the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul exhibit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tonight the winners of the Best of Australia  and the Lut-Da award winner are announced at the Quilt Event. At $125 per ticket we decided it…

The Australasian Quilt Convention

  My overal impression of the show is creative, effective and interesting. This is only the second year in recent years that I've been home to view it. Its a great showcase for Australian Quilting, but in saying that, there are quilts here from Korea and South Africa on exhibition. Expertise events do a wonderful…