First Poncho, just in time for autumn Inspired by my recent trip to the Paris end of Collins Street I finished sewing my dark navy poncho today. Originally the design was to include some of my floral silk fabric. However struggling with how to blend the two fabrics in a pleasing way, I decided toContinue reading “First Poncho”
Very happy how my suburban native flora looks on this lovely cotton from Nextstate printing. Not sure how to use it yet, ideas swirling away!
Update, just in time for Mothers’ Day my brooches, as well as directly from me , are NOW available online from BUDA Castlemaine. https://budacastlemaine.org/shop/gifts/ Available NOW from the Bendigo Pottery. As well as the Visitor Information Centre Bendigo.
I was a bit saddened as well as joyful yesterday when I said goodbye to this beauty when it sold at the Australian native plant society annual show. I trust its new owner will get a lot of pleasure from wearing it. This mixed fabric scarf was a challenge as I was combining the 100%Continue reading “Winter eucalyptus”
Using my new embroidery hoop I have been thread colouring a new piece, featuring a favourite flower from the Bendigo region- the common (although I don’t think it is at all common!) fringe myrtle. Not only did this hoop make sewing French knots so much easier, the end result I am pleased with.
For those who follow me on Instagram and Facebook you may remember a question I asked last week about a new scarf design… The overall opinion was Style 1 was the better choice once I added self covered buttons. This afternoon I covered those buttons and when adding it to the scarf I realised itContinue reading “Self covered button scarf”
New artwork created today! As many of my creative colleagues know, getting a final piece of work completed can mean hours of slog, not to mention the research and practice that has gone on before. Today I decided to create a new piece of wearable art in the form of a mixed fabric scarf, usingContinue reading “New artwork created !”
My foray into embroidery to enhance my native floral wearable art range has been recognised (just a little bit) in the new edition of Inspirations news #188. https://mailchi.mp/inspirationsmagazine/embroidery-news-issue-461281?e=1fd025ae44
Being an artist is a broad term, but for me I start my art with a photograph and then decide how it is to be used. My return to hand stitched items began almost four years ago when I began my wearable art range of scarves that feature my photographic art of Bendigo goldfields nativeContinue reading “Hand colouring with thread and other sewing”
I am pleased to at long last be involved in an exhibition during the Castlemaine State Festival. I hope you can make it to the festival and my work at this centrally located gallery.