Aurifil Artisan.- July Project.

The weeks seem to be flying by.I usually travel ten months of the year to far-flung places, sharing my ideas on Textile Art, photography and travel.Sixteen months have gone by, and the world has changed due to the Covid Virus. I’m home working in the studio, and goodness knows how long it will be before…

Aurifil Artisan representation for June 2021.

Goodness me, here we again, and I hope to be more proactive this season. I had finished a few small projects earlier this month, and then I was surprised by urgent surgery on my dominant hand, which will now be in plaster for the next month or so. Before surgery, my package arrived from Italy,…

Aurifil Artisans. November Challenge.

Hand Quilting. I must admit I have added hand quilting to many of my quilts in recent years. I enjoy a combination of machine stitching and what is more commonly known as slow stitching. At this very moment due to hand surgery, I’m restricted to just one hand, and that’s not performing well either. This…

Let’s draw on the iPad..

I use my iPad for most of my designing. It’s such an advantage to have everything in front of you visually, and you can make changes without having to unpick, re-draw or re-make.The first class will be how to use the Apps.I use Adobe Draw, Adobe Fresco and Adobe Capture. Adobe Sketch has been superseded…

Back on track again.

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog. Our personal life has been more than busy, (I can’t find the right word for that’ but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. Things are changing in the Textile Art world, and I’ve been adding virtual events to the…

Aurifil Artisans – August Challenge.

I teach Textile Art, but like most artists, my inspiration comes from the environment and situations I find myself in.This year has disrupted everyone’s lives. I know I’m preaching to the converted when I say that it has had an immense effect on our family and the way my year was expected to roll out….

Illustrative applique.

I finally have the video complete. Basically all you have to do is follow along now that you have me visiting in your studio.    

What are you doing at home?

This week I’ve turned the corner in a way, and I’m preparing for a long time home.What does ‘long time’ mean?Who knows, but I need to plan and get on with what I love doing best—working with Textiles. Hopefully, sometime in the future I can travel and teach again, but I can assure you I…