Monday, 28 November 2016

Shrine to the Bird King

I have been working on another felting project that Sara Lechner from Fabric of meditation runs online as a work along project. This one is a shrine. I am doing one to the bird king using the vintage brooch with the kookaburra as a central motif in the top piece. There is more to doas it will be full of little details and doors on the front.

Thursday, 24 November 2016


This is my first page of an embroiderers ledger that I am working on following Karen Ruane of Contempory Embroidery. The photo is of Margaret Olleys studio home that is installed in the Tweed Gallery. A first colour matching exercise.

Monday, 7 November 2016

30 days in April

I have finished appliquing my faces for the 30 days in April challenge set for the art Quilters group I am in, Broadstrokes. Faces were drawn in aquarelle pencil from a photo of a person I encountered that day. Again like the stitching of June it is on a soft green damask table napkin. I have to finish stitching down the pebbles of September. Now I am working on my 30 days on November, words

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Stitched Leaves

These leaves are from the Liquid Amber tree outside my kitchen window. A tree that tells of the seasons, the bees in early spring. The lush green growth of summer, the browns and golds when the leaves fall in autumn. I collected and stitched theses leaves when they were fresh. Windfall. I had been reading Alice Fox' s book and she stitches on a lot of leaves.