Monthly Market at Dungog

July 30, 2014

Our group, Dungog by Design, is preparing to feature creations at our market this coming Saturday.  The market is held in the lovely grounds of the Presbyterian Church situated in Dowling St, just a hop skip and jump from our various cafe’s and coffee stops.

Having heat resistant wadding in my stash I made a few oven mits (or trivets).  They are functional items for any household and in my opinion they are classy to look at too.   They feature a backed piece to protect the back of the hand during handling of dishes in the oven.  These are new to the market….I try to have something for everyone!



Also due to the popularity of fabric postcards, these have been created during the past few days.   They allow a handwritten message to be composed on the back of the card and mailed through Aust Post.

My love of Dungog’s landscape with its hills and dales comes through in my creations.






More photos showing Bridges of the Hunter exhibition.

July 9, 2014

IMG_2730IMG_2729Calvert on property by Ann RileyIMG_2737

Embroidered textile art from “the Bridges of the Hunter” exhibition.

July 4, 2014

Coorei Bridge by Leonie CareAn overview

Over the next few days I would like to show you some of the pieces presented by the Daughters on Dowling, a group of textile artists living in the Hunter Region where I live.

This being our group’s third exhibition, provided an opportunity to showcase creative design & workmanship.

We each selected any of the various bridges in the Hunter region and had licence to create our piece (or pieces) in any way we liked.

Comments from visitors indicated these were of a very high standard……… was music to our ears.


IMG_2746By Jenny TrevethanBy Deirdre BriscombeStroud Viaduct by Pam Long

Bridges of the Hunter ….. a few more lovelies for you to see made by Lurline, Pixie, & Elizabeth

July 4, 2014


“Bridges of the Hunter” exhibition

June 19, 2014

Textile artists group, The Daughters on Dowling, is opening its exhibition (under the auspices of the Dungog Art Society) at Dungog today.

Twelve members of the group are exhibiting their interpretations of various bridges in our local region.

My attraction was the Cooreei Bridge – which is in my hometown of Dungog and leads the way to Stroud, both lovely villages in the Upper Hunter region of NSW.

Our opening is tonight – so more photos are to come, but meantime this is my piece of work, simply called Cooreei Bridge.

My photograph was printed on silk and cotton Jacquard printable fabric, which was overlayed to give a 3-dimension effect and moves as one walks around the image.

The river was created with silk and cotton fabric and yarns to depict the proximity of the bridge to Dungog.

I felted white roving to produce the textures of nature particularly river rocks that abound this location.

The tree was created with tyvek and snippets of fabrics/yarns stitched together under water-soluble fabric which when wet allowed the pieces to compound together.


Cooreei Bridge art-textile

Fabric-art Postcards are little creatures of art for someone to love.

June 8, 2014
White rose

White rose

Mixed media using paper & fabric

Mixed media using paper & fabric

Spring landscape

Spring landscape

Winter landscape

Winter landscape

Deconstructed screen printing

June 2, 2014

Deconstructed screen printingSilk screen with applied thickened dyeTexturising the silk screen

Unseasonal warm weather with its heated sunshine drew me into the wet-room to play with deconstructed screen printing on cotton fabric.

This shows a little of the process and the result using a pale shade of black.   Just enough fabric to make a shopping bag, which you will see shortly.

Have you tried this method of printing….if so I’d love to hear about it…  Anyway I welcome hearing from you even if you haven’t dabbled in this way too.


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