It’s time to minimise

November 30, 2017

This website is winding down,

I am needing more time to work with textile art.

If you are interested in following my textile activities, please go to to my

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Thank you!


Colours of the kookaburra

October 20, 2017

Looking very closely at photographs of kookaburras I discovered that many have colours in addition to browns.  Beautiful hues of blues, and even light pink on the beak.  My plan was to create a piece whilst keeping  away from imagery to focus solely on colour-play.

Thinking a lot about colour management in my felting, this piece emerged.  Shingles of merino wool rovings fell from my hands without thought to design, but with thought to creating intensity and contrast.  Curiously, within this abstract piece I see a woman in action.  What do you see?



merino wool

October 16, 2017

More colourplay using soft and strong hues.   Exploring colour management in these exercises, using merino wool rovings.

Feeling my way with Felt

October 16, 2017

Reflecting on how to improve my composition I have been considering hue combinations and contrasting colours.

Dyeing silk chiffon

September 16, 2017

Using wax as a resist with my dyes on silk chiffon, I am excited by this result. My purchase of a copper tjap not so long ago, worked a treat to give clear & distinct imagery on this pure silk scarf.


Wax, dye & silk

September 15, 2017

Spring sunshine in Dungog beckons me into my cool downstairs wet-room … hooray!

It’s a good time now to wax lyrical …. get out my copper Printing tools and experiment with my range of dyes.

Here, silk has been printed with wax (to act as a resist) before dyes are painted on, to then be batched.  An update showing the result is coming shortly.



Springtime felted landscape

September 6, 2017

Springtime is providing the “bounce”,  getting hands wet and into merino wool again.  Here’s a photo taken before it was framed.



Our land & sea

August 18, 2017

More wet felting from my hands was inspired by a few days by the sea.

Wet felting

August 13, 2017

Made this felted piece just a few weeks ago using cotton background to anchor merino fleece,silk, & yarns.  Now framed and hanging around, looking for a special home to go to.


Wet felting … introducing essence of abstraction.

August 7, 2017


Here I show 3 stages of felting a piece using merino wool, silk fabric pieces, &  cotton muslin.  A white prefelt backing was added during the felting when I realised additional thickness was needed.



Next step?  Is to add stitch to create textural interest.