A Fabric Swap.

February 25, 2013

On the other side of the globe is a textile artist who is really into dyeing and textile art.  I have been following Marjorie’s progress, also being a convert to dyeing. 

We decided to surprize each other by swapping a small piece of fabric.

This is Marjorie’s surprize that I received a few days ago.  I do love the subtle shades of raspberry, blueberry, and a touch of eucalyptus green.   And the unusual texture in the silk fabric adds a delightful edge to the sheen.

More about Marjorie’s swaps can be seen on her blog – go to http://mydyeblog.wordpress.com/

Silk surprize from Marjorie


A crafty idea from the two of us!

February 25, 2013

Dovetailed jointed Box made by hubbyChris and I collaborated to make this box for a friend who adores wooden boxes.

Well – Chris had the biggest job – the construction with dovetailed joints – so beautifully crafted.

My small contribution was the interior lining.

The best thing is ….. our friend loves it!

Box inside


Please be seated!

February 11, 2013

Time out, just doodling along is sometimes nice as it is a rest with achievement.

In this case, a week or so ago, I decided that this chair needed fixing.  Our dog had “accidentally” destroyed the wicker base, so my husband used his woodwork talents to renew the seat.   It needed a cushioned cover.

Took out some gorgeous blue/white scraps I have been saving for 5 years, to make this up.

Improved seating arrangement

Chair cover - close-up


Latitude Quilts – First theme .. Carnival

February 5, 2013

Carnival flavours is the name given to my first entry with Latitude Art-quilts.  It measures 15 inches square.

I wanted my quilt to capture the flavour or essence of a carnival.    Reflecting on my attendance at Dungog’s annual show a few months ago, I applied with thickened procion dyes on cotton fabric to let fly with imagery that emerged in my mind.

Music, activity, competition, colour, balloons, masks people wear, all seemed to emerge into a series of shapes on fabric.

Unusual for me, this quilt features a majority of hand stitching – mostly white to subdue the white background so the features stood out – well that was my intention, did it work?

I welcome your comments.

Carnival-flavour-for-Latitude-Quilts

Do make sure you visit the rest of my group’s art-quilts on Latitude Quilts blog.