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.

Getting ready!

July 31, 2017

IMG_2272Getting ready for a Dungog by Design exhibition later this year, I played around with this piece of wood.  Silk and beads embellishments created this, hopefully it will put smiles on cat loving faces!