“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.

Hello again….& look at these glorious colours!

June 1, 2014
I have been absent for quite a time, but here I am again with these beautiful flowers that kept me company in my studio with their fresh bouquet.  
Not to be totally idle I have been messing around with dyes to create functional wearable items – and doing some deconstructed screen printing too, all which will be shown to your eyes very soon.  
See you soon.
Fosterton Flowers
Fosterton Flowers