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 Adobe Sketch has been superseded…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…

A day in the studio.

I’ve spent all day in the studio today.I finished a Textile Art piece I’ve been working on. I am following the Textileart.org Stitch Club and jumping out of my personal space and doing different things. I don’t do all of the things offered, but I’ve found it most interesting.The piece I completed is a creative…

The Mojo is back and the tours are on the books.

Have you found that the days have begun to run into one another? The weekend came around extremely fast this week, it just snuck up on me. Then again, I’ve been busily working in the studio. Quilting, illustrating, appliquéing and writing and venturing out very little. Here in South Australia, Covid 19 is no longer…