Category Archives: freeform crocheting

25+ crossover: a juried WAFTA exhibition

When I posted on 7 Sept 2022 about my work in a WAFTA (Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association) members’ exhibition in 2020 I said that I was thrilled to have been juried into a special 25th anniversary exhibition by … Continue reading

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Hanging By A Thread: catch up post

Hooray!! A piece of my work will be in the landmark juried exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association Inc. (WAFTA). The exhibition will run from 22 October to 12 November 2022 in the … Continue reading

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Tassels

I love making these. I made this one as a Secret Santa gift for a member of one of my sewing groups. It’s constructed using a variegated Perle 8 thread crocheted with beads into a tube then inserted into a … Continue reading

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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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Christmas gifts

Somehow the year is coming to a rapid end.  Especially as I plan  an overseas trip for the first three weeks of December! I don’t usually inflict my manipulations on people but this year I thought, probably in error, that … Continue reading

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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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Juried exhibition: Twenty-one +

I was lucky enough to be included in the judges’ selection of works for Twenty-one Plus, the juried exhibition organised by WAFTA for its 21st anniversary.  See http://wafta.com.au/event/21-exhibition-2/ I have to deliver my work, Family Tree, to the gallery tomorrow morning … Continue reading

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Beanie

I’m going to Canberra in July for the graduation of my sister.  She will be conferred with a PhD from The Australia National University on 13 July. It will be very cold in Canberra in July. This is a beanie … Continue reading

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More jewellery

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

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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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