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,…

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 Adobe Sketch has been superseded…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…