Category Archives: Design

Stash scrap helmet [or a beanie cover]

The brief: “Mum, I’d like a sort of hat that goes over the other hats. Neutral colours please.” For fishing and camping in the Snowy Mountains. The design points: *keep it simple *use stuff from the stash and choose thick yarns … Continue reading

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Red-Orange Scarf

Yarn stash-busting is required.  The red yarns in particular have outgrown their drawers and baskets.  I got them together.  Well possibly not all of them; there is always the likelihood of finding a colony that has established itself elsewhere in … Continue reading

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Stitched and Bound!

Yesterday I blogged about giving a short lesson to members of WAFTA on natural dyeing and eco-printing. What do I  do with all the fabric I produce? Today I am recording my absolute pleasure at having had my entry into … Continue reading

Posted in casuarina dyeing, Design, Eucalyptus sp as dye, exhibiting, fabric collage, Geranium leaf printing, Iron mordant, kangaroo paw as dye, Murraya paniculata (orange jessamine) as dye, Natural dyeing, patchwork | 6 Comments

Published again!

I am so pleased that Louise Wells’ article about four Western Australian textile artists was accepted by  Down Under Textiles in Issue 26 of 2016. This is a magazine which produces glorious quality images and is happy to publish local … Continue reading

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New Years Eve for this Grandma

Nothing exciting happening here tonight.  The grandson and his friend are indulging in an X Box game bought this afternoon with one of his Christmas gift vouchers (while I was doing the grocery shopping of course). I have chopped everything … Continue reading

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Dressmaking: another knit top

Here’s what I did with the second piece of fabric acquired at the Fibreswest garage sale last October. I used the same “pattern” as the previous one but made several more changes. Ran it up very quickly.  This is the … Continue reading

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Dressmaking: a Fibreswest fabric

I don’t usually make my own clothes.  However, at  Fibreswest in October this year in Northam , Western Australia, the “garage sale” yielded some beautiful fabrics.  i got two metres of a gorgeous knit for A$5. Tonight seemed like a … Continue reading

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More jewellery

There are only two sleeps to go before the Gifted event  ( on Sunday and I’ve been trying to make some more jewellery pieces. Status report:

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Crochet beading

For the first time in my life I’m designing and making things to sell at the Gifted event organised by Elizabeth Morley on Sunday 22 November 2015. Here’s what I’ve finished off today. See for more on Gifted.

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OMG! …or Celebration of Diversity

Those of you who sensed that being a husband and father had always been a struggle for ROLAND were correct. Last night I learned that a (metaphorical) sensational tsunami had hit his family. But first, recall that #1 son had … Continue reading

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