Yarn Bomb for Art Vault – Take II

Yarn Bomb for Art Vault – Take II

(Copy requested by local paper) Local textile artist Di Mann-Povey brought a touch of colour to Deakin Avenue recently with a ‘Yarn Bomb’ installation.  Assisted by her friend, Sandra Bolton, from Geelong; Mann-Povey was discovered by our photographer, adding the...Read More
Blanket for Winter Baby

Blanket for Winter Baby

A colourful pram or bassinet blanket for a winter baby. Finished size: width 60cm, length 65cm. Worked in 8 ply acrylic, using 4mm crochet hook. Constructed of 9 x 13 cm crochet squares.       SQUARE MOTIF PATTERN 1....Read More
Fox Paws

Fox Paws

I found this absolutely to-die-for pattern by Xandy Peters recently, and after a couple of false starts or 'faux pas', (appropriately enough!), I managed to get it right. On the left is my final (successful) sample:  I 'm not sure...Read More
Fuss Free Baby Cardigan

Fuss Free Baby Cardigan

Another cute little project thanks to Ravelry.  The jacket knitted in the round from the neck down. I used a 4mm circular needle and 8 ply yarn (double knit).  The pattern used below the armholes is a fairly simple one...Read More
Knitted Kimono Jacket for  Baby

Knitted Kimono Jacket for Baby

Ready for assembly, only 2 side seams, and blocking. This one knitted in newborn size 4mm needles with 8-ply yarn.  Looks so small, I was making for a July baby, but will make another in 3 month size just in...Read More
Colourful Cot Quilt

Colourful Cot Quilt

A christening quilt for the grandchild of a long-time client, was this delightful Australian Fauna quilt. The cute Australian critters were appliqued in multi-coloured fabrics, and I chose a simple, traditional customised approach to highlight the design. Take a closer...Read More
Table Runner – Hand Quilted

Table Runner – Hand Quilted

Another way to use the crocheted poppies I'm addicted to making, and using up some of the fabric stash.  This was a Christmas gift made for a special friend, who appreciated it very much!  There are still lots of poppies...Read More
Twinnies

Twinnies

I was recently introduced to the 'twinnie' concept by my grand niece.  As I understand it, it is a special 'thing' she shares with her Mum, and something of a security back up that works when she is not with...Read More
Waterlilies

Waterlilies

I am fascinated by waterlilies.  I am not sure if they are native to Australia, and in time I will walk down that meandering path with Dr Google, but in the meantime, here are some things that about them that...Read More
Just a Bag Lady at Heart!

Just a Bag Lady at Heart!

I love bags!  In a tiny way, part of my life has been a search for the 'perfect' bag!  Not gonna happen of course! Now I am more interested in creating lovely, handmade, eco-friendly, and unique bags for those who...Read More
Dressmaking and loving it!

Dressmaking and loving it!

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any dressmaking, even though I started sewing at the age of 10 and made my living out of it for quite a few years in my 20’s.  But the age of throw-away...Read More
Poppies for Remembrance

Poppies for Remembrance

I was reminded of the 5000 Poppies Project, when I heard an interview with Lyn Berry, on Radio National recently. Textile artist, Lyn started this project in conjunction with a colleague, in 2013, and it grew like topsy. The target...Read More
Yarn Bomb for Art Vault

Yarn Bomb for Art Vault

Very happy to be working on this project, coinciding with Art Vault Print Triennial. Project started on October 30, in 30 plus heat, but great to be working in the shade (thanks to the tree!), and hope to complete project...Read More
Cosy Pooch Project

Cosy Pooch Project

Just finished these colourful jumpers for two of my favourite pooches, my grand-dog, Monty, and his girly housemate, Stich. I haven't monogrammed Stich's yet, as I am not sure of the fit, it may be too small, so I will...Read More
The wonder of textiles

The wonder of textiles

When I was in primary school, polyester was new and rare in garments.  Most of the stuff we wore was made of natural fibres, with all the care conditions that accompanied them.  The manner of laundering was important because you...Read More
Is quilting ‘art’?

Is quilting ‘art’?

There's a quote I love and it goes like this: "Creativity is about being unafraid to make mistakes. Art is about knowing which ones to keep." For me, there is one major hurdle I have to escape when making an...Read More
“Warm”

“Warm”

“Warm” is the perfect title for an artwork which celebrates that wonderful fibre, wool. Lisa Kendall came up with the idea after talking with a local woolgrower, fibre artist Georgie Nicolson devised the patterns, the design was created by artist...Read More