The story of the ‘shack’

The phone rang; it was Easter holiday weekend; we were enjoying the peace of the four-day break.“Keith, I think the tenants have done a bunk,” said Jamies’ friend John. He also has a holiday property in the same area. Next door in fact. Our day plans changed, and with our son Jinda and his family,…

Back to the blog.

I haven’t blogged for such a long time; I have to admit I use my two FB accounts and Instagram most of the time. But it’s time to change things a little. First of all, I’m thrilled to share that I was the 2022 Rajah award winner. Now just what is the Rajah Award, you…

Aurifil Artisans, Morocco Textile Piece.

In 12 hours I’m leaving Australia for Morocco. It’s a place I’ve been to before and this time I will be teaching Textile Art and Photography as Artist in Residence. I wanted a project for the guests to do as we travel so I decided to create an image of Marrakech as I see it,…

Aurifil Artisans showcase.

Thread painting over appliqué. I’m afraid I’ve been slow to put my projects up, however, I have a few and I will add them next month. In this project I used a variety of Aurifil threads. I began with a drawing on my iPad. I used a photo of the crow who visits us each…

Creating a design board.

This is a small drawing I created in Adobe Draw on the iPad Pro as we traveled in the bus yesterday. It’s Naive to say the least, but it’s what I saw in a pure sort of way. Components in the image could be used as stand alone patterns for fabric. The stripes, the trees…

From Alice Springs to Uluru.

7.00 am, and we left Alice. It was calm and quiet, and when we stepped out of the door of hotel the air smelled of dew on the grass. It was delicious. I’m aware that there’s been a lot of rain recently, but I don’t think that’s the only reason it’s so green, I remember…

Good for the soul.

I’m sitting in the kitchen and reviewing my class for tomorrow. The shack has worked its magic once again, and the peace and ambience are a gift to the soul. I have a Bollywood movie playing in the background and the ending soon to come is dramatic and predictable. I didn’t bring the dogs up…

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,…