Category Archives: fabric collage

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

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Panic sets in

It’s the end of a long weekend and all my fellow MELD members think I’ve been applying myself to some exhibition pieces.  NOT! I spend the first two days totally absorbed in the detective problem solving that is on-line genealogy … Continue reading

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“Card Holder”

I am attending a wedding on 30 June.  Lovely mature couple who don’t need a lot of wedding presents. They asked guests to give them a card which they could ponder over in their dotage.  So I got to thinking. … Continue reading

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Project bag

I seem always to be packing for a workshop from a large “requirements list” that includes staple supplies like sewing thread, knitting needles, bobbins and scissors as well as more specific resources like ribbon, organza, specialty yarns and carbon paper. … Continue reading

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Phone Bags

My friends from MELD, Julie and Liz, had birthdays this month and I made each a little phone bag.  They hold a smartphone, a credit card, a $50 note,  a front door key and the gizmo that controls the locking … Continue reading

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This and previous posts demonstrate that I need to improve my photography skills. LetteRED has a background of small torn pieces of fabric overlaid with very fine red nylon gauze held down with free motion quilting using words associated with … Continue reading

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Again I’ve used a collage of fabrics as the background but this time applied image transfers of multiplication tables and deployed a gold Shiva stick over the top.  As usual, a lot of hand stitching – don’t seem to be … Continue reading

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LayeRED and PrinteRED

The LayeRED  piece is now mounted. This is PrinteRED

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Another of my red series on canvases 12.5cm x 18cm. Painted, stencilled and applied fabric flowers.

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