Textures of the Landscape

August 31, 2016

Living in The Upper Hunter close to the Barrington ranges floods my eyes and mind with a myriad of colours, textures and moods from the landscape.

I feel this piece of work (just finished) is a subconscious effect of being surrounded by the land and its beauty.  My felted wall hanging was made using wool & silk rovings, yarns, and fibres, then embellished with hand stitch.

This is the morning view from our back yard ….. It is never the same, even though it always is!

Today the colours were so so soft, caused by diffused sunlight and a gentle smokey haze due to farmers burning off their land before summer arrives.



Hands on Silk.

August 16, 2016



Don’t you just love the feel of pure silk?

Dungog’s  weather is losing its biting chill that keeps me out of my cold wet room.  Warming midday sunshine is beckoning me to this special place where I can dye to my hearts content.  Dyeing silk is a delicious activity and shibori techniques are always so enjoyable for their surprise element.




Hills and Dales

August 6, 2016


Painting is such a relaxing activity.

These landscapes were painted using my watercolours (professional series) onto pure silk fabric.

Embellished with silk rods and my hand dyed threads.

Finally I ‘drew’ into the framed image using Hand stitch.

Stitching has an equally meditative effect in on my being.