Dungog and Roxy at Easter 2017

April 15, 2017

My brooches were made, ready for wintertime.

April 14, 2017

Hand woven, then stitched with love.

April 5, 2017


A very relaxing activity combining yarns, threads & beads produced this delightful necklace for a very special little girl.

By creating a mini “loom” made on cardboard I was able to weave a background of textural soft pinky / mauve colours.

Sparkles from my bead collection were then sewn on … and voila, this necklace became ready to wear.

A “Maureen” scarf.

March 20, 2017

Blue & mauve link so beautifully together on pure silk with it’s sheen.

Looking at the various meanings of the name Maureen, using my best handwriting,  this scarf showcases the personality and personal characteristics that I feel are connectd to the name, Maureen.

Using wax and cold water dyes with both my tjap and tjanting this piece of handmade work creates visual happiness.





Silk and eucalyptus.

March 13, 2017

I dyed this pure silk scarf to showcase the wonder of nature.  Incorporating hues from eucalypts  especially grown for this purpose in my garden, strong visual texture has made  for a soft but  crunchy interplay.



Colours of Dungog

Eucalyptus, summer, & silk

March 5, 2017

Embracing the opportunity of summer’s super heat to do some botanical dyeing on silk, and then introducing some extra hues of the rainbow, brought delightful results.

These colours are permanent because I avoid plants that produce fugitive dyes, and the effect brings colours that are so so soft, yet retain the colour of Australia’s bush.


Felt warm!

February 13, 2017

Our Ozzie summer heat in Dungog  (so many days of 40+ degrees) saw me largely confined indoors during the past sizzling three weeks.

Working in the studio brought about feats of completion. Lots of dyeing on silk,  some Lino printing on paper, and the finale’ of the felted piece shown on the previous entry. Mainly more felting with the Ddition of hand stitch to pull the imagery together.   I think it has reached the finish line and ready to be framed.   Love to hear your comments!